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NNPC to commercialise gas flare projects

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday hinted on commercialization of existing gas flare projects for the benefits of the host communities and country at large.

The corporation also expressed its commitment to a zero gas flare regime for every new gas project.

Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, stated this while receiving in audience the national leadership of Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSTCOM) led by its National Chairman, Benjamin Style Tamaranebi, at the NNPC Towers in Abuja.

Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, in a statement, said that Baru assured HOSTCOM that NNPC would continue to partner the various host communities to enable them benefit maximally from exploitation of the nation’s hydro-carbon resources.

Baru said that the corporation would make sure that no new gas project would be approved without zero gas flare modalities, stressing that for already existing gas flare projects, the NNPC was exploring various options to commercialize the gas flare with a view to eliminating it.