Federal Government has been accused of failing to show the necessary commitment needed to end gas flaring in the Nigerian petroleum industry. This was the view of former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Mr. Ransome Owan and other experts at the just-concluded Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, in Abuja. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, also agreed that there is lack of commitment, but exonerated the Federal Government, while it indicted domestic gas buyers, especially the power sector for the slowdown in deepening gas utilisation in the country. In his submission at one of the panel sessions, Mr. Owan stated that gas flare persists in Nigeria because the nation has not made commitment to ending the infraction. He noted that there are presently no infrastructure to harness gas in most of the oil fields in the country, a major factor, which according to him, was promoting […]