Climate Change: NNPC Ltd/Total Energies JV Achieves Zero Gas Flare

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The operator of NNPC Ltd/TotalEnergies Joint Venture said the venture has achieved zero routine gas flare in all its assets.

The feat was announced on Thursday during an inspection tour of OML 100 in the South-eastern Niger Delta, off Port Harcourt, by a joint NNPC Ltd and TotalEnergies Team to ascertain the success of the OML Flare Reduction Project launched in December 2023.

The Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Accord signed by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration targets 20 per cent (unconditional) and 47 per cent (conditional) greenhouse gas emission reduction.

The NNPC Ltd/TotalEnergies Joint Venture, which is the concession holder of four leases, had hitherto achieved zero routine flaring across OML 99 (2006), OML 102 (2014), and OML 58 (2016), leaving OML 100 as the only lease with routine flaring going on.

The significance of this achievement is that the last routine flare volume of about 12MMscf/d (twelve million standard cubic feet per day) of gas has now been eliminated giving rise to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of about 341KtCO₂e/yr.

The achievement is an outcome of a programme introduced by NNPC Ltd to galvanize action towards achieving zero routine flare by 2030 across its portfolio of assets.

It is also a testament to NNPC Ltd’s prioritization of sustainability anchored on the ‘first R’ of its 5R Strategy (Reduce, Replace, Renew, Re-plant, Repurpose), as it strives to reduce its carbon footprint.

Work is ongoing across all other assets within NNPC Ltd’s Upstream Directorate to ensure that all assets achieve zero routine flaring by 2030 or earlier.

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