The Federal Government has developed a new strategy contained in the National Gas Policy recently approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which is targeted at reducing gas flaring by the establishment of power plants adjacent to gas flare sites, which would supply electricity to host communities, Vanguard reports.

Furthermore, to ensure that flared gas is put to use in markets, the Policy stated that the Federal Government would take measures to ensure that flare capture and utilization projects are developed. To achieve this, the government disclosed that it would work collaboratively with stakeholders in the industry, development partners, providers of flare-capture technologies and third party investors.

Others, it stated include replacing diesel fuel with gas for power generation with small gas engines; combining new processing systems with efficient fuel flexible gas turbines; small-scale Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) or mini-Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants.  It also disclosed that it would establish a N60 billion LPG Availability Intervention Fund to support the goal of improving the development of LPG infrastructure such as cylinder manufacturing plants, mini- gas plants/skid plants, gas plants and trucks.