The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) yesterday announced plans to produce about 800 Billion Cubic Feet (BUF) per day from the flared sites in the Niger Delta.

The target, it was learnt, is part of the strategies that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, will deploy to evacuate gas from flared sites in the region with the development and operation of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) modular plants and trucks.

A team of the DPR that spoke on gas made this disclosure on the DPR Half Hour on Radio Nigeria. These were the Assistant Director Gas Operation, Mr. Abubakar Idris and Assistant Director Domestic Gas, Mr. Eboh Nsa and Assistant Chief Engineer, Gas Operation, Mr. Tambari Zayan.

The team also noted that in the last 10 years, the LPG market has grown by over 700% in Nigeria as the country was producing 257,000 per annum, and now generating over 500,000 metric tonnes per annum. The DPR said that it has the potential to double the feat in the next five years and triple the achievement in the next 10 years.

Source: The Nation