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85 tonnes flared per 1,000 tonnes of production in 2015 to 12.
Giving a breakdown of the quantity of gas flared in the nine-month period, the stated that in the January, February, March, April and May and 2017, oil firms flare 24.
Associated gas is found with deposits of petroleum either dissolved in the oil or as a free "gas cap" above the oil in the reservoir It is extracted along with the oil and traditionally has been released or flared as a waste product As a result about 150 billion cubic meters of associated gas is still flared annually around the world This amount is equivalent to about half of Europe's natural gas consumption.
The flared gas adds to air pollution and wastes a limited resource.
Regarding the petroleum production process, around 140 billion cubic metres of associated petroleum gas (APG) are flared annually throughout the world, according to EBRD.
If converted to power, the flared gas can produce electricity to light up the African continent.
The Ministry of Oil and Gas says the country has made progress in reducing the amount of the natural gas that is flared as a by-product of operations but acknowledges that there are certain challenges which have been hampering these efforts.
But currently, the gas is flared for a variety of technical, regulatory, and economic reasons, or because its use is not given high priority.
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As an example of successful flaring reduction programmes, Qatar Petroleum Development (QPD) continued its zero flaring initiative, achieving 94% operation with zero flaring and resulting in a significant decrease in flared gas volume in 2012," the report said.