GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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Gas flaring emits 400 million metric tons of CO 2 annually, the same as 77 million automobiles, without producing useful heat or electricity. Although Nigeria has reduced flare gas emissions by 28% from 2000 levels, the country’s oil industry still wastes 15bcm of natural gas every year. Elsewhere in West Africa, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and Cameroon collectively waste about 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year.

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