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The flare gas (prevention of waste and pollution) regulations 2018

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2018
The flare gas regulations establish a legal framework to pursue the objectives of the Federal Government for the reductions of GHG emissions by the flaring and venting of natural gas.

The main objectives of the regulations are 1) to reduce the environemental and social impact caused by the flare of natural gas, 2) to prevent the waste of natural resources, 3) to create social and economic benefits from gas flare capture.

The document introduces several facts : 1) the legal basis for the implementation of the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP), 2) a new payment regime for gas flaring - "polluter pays" principle 3) obligations on producers and gas flare out projects for the reporting of data. 


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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