The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) yesterday advised the Federal Government to reverse its planned decision to revoke the licences of oil companies that failed to stop gas flaring in their operations in the country.
Engr. Dada Thomas, President of the group who gave the advice at a pre-event biannual conference of the association in Lagos, said the decision to revoke such licences would entangle the Federal Government and the operators in stormy legal issues, which would not augur well for the sector.
Dada, who said elimination of gas flaring, was in phases globally, stated that Nigeria had done well in the last decades in reducing gas flaring through strident advocacy. He added that the Federal Government should explore ways of continually mounting stringent advocacy against gas flaring through its initiatives in the country.
Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, had on Monday said the government would from 2019 commence the revocation of the licences of oil companies that failed to stop gas flaring in their operations in the country.