Senate to enforce gas flaring law

Akpan also said that his committee will meet with stakeholders to ensure that every aspect of the law is strictly adhered to

 

As a result of the level of environmental degradation caused by gas flaring in the Niger-Delta, the Nigerian Senate has resolved to strictly enforce gas flaring laws.

Speaking to newsmen, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Akpan, said “That Act actually stipulates what the domestic gas supply obligation of every single international oil company operating on the soil of Nigeria is. It also stipulates the penalty on the issue of gas flaring.”

He also said “By the special grace of God, we will be engaging the various stakeholders from next week, Tuesday. We will first of all, talk to the regulators, like the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

“We will also talk to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Department of Petroleum Resources, and we will also talk to the gas aggregator.”

Akpan also said that his committee will meet with stakeholders to ensure that every aspect of the law is strictly adhered to.

He also said measures will be put in place to ensure there is no compromise, and every form of enforcement is carried out in accordance with International standards.

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