The Impact of Gas Flaring in Nigeria
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 40-50
Received: Feb. 9, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 26, 2015; Published: Mar. 4, 2015
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Omoniyi Omotayo Adewale, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Ubale Mustapha, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, Nigeria
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Nowadays, petroleum hydrocarbons are widely used as fuels for energy and power generation. However, the production of such fuels complements the flaring of gas in Nigeria. Therefore, this research investigates the various ways in which gas flaring affects the populace of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, which is the bedrock of Nigeria’s current oil and gas resources. Also, the research work attempts to offer solutions on how a feasible and reliable gas industry and market can be developed in Nigeria. The research makes use of literatures relevant to gas flaring, and a questionnaire was distributed to three states namely; AkwaI bom, Rivers and Bayelsa. To figure out the environmental, social and economic impacts of gas flaring in those areas, a thorough research led to findings that gas flaring causes health problems for the people, a damaged and unsustainable environment, as well as socio-economic problems. Furthermore, the research shows recommendations for solutions on the development of a viable gas industry, and also economic prospects in relation to the development of a proper gas plan in Nigeria.
Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Oil and Gas, Gas Flaring, Environment, Income, Health
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Omoniyi Omotayo Adewale, Ubale Mustapha, The Impact of Gas Flaring in Nigeria, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 40-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20150302.12
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