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Comparing Nigeria’s legal framework for combating gas flaring with that of Norway: lessons for Nigeria.

Mohammad, Jamilu Ibu

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Abstract

The oil producing countries that have deliberately focused on the development of their oil and gas industry’s structures and enforcement of their legal and regulatory frameworks have usually been able to dramatically reduce associated gas (AG) flaring. However, this is not always the case in places where investment is difficult, oil projects are extremely remote or where the legal and regulatory framework are so defective to the extent that it could be manipulated by the oil companies or a seeming lack of political will on the part of the government - a classical example is Nigeria. Therefore, this paper compared Nigeria’s frameworks for combating gas flaring with that of Norway. It critically analysed Nigeria’s legislative and regulatory efforts for combating AG flaring and the assesses key barriers that hindered Nigeria’s efforts to eliminate or achieve substantial flaring reduction. It finally ironed out lessons for Nigeria based on the Norway’s effort towards combating gas flaring in its oil and gas sector.

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MOHAMMAD, J.I. 2016. Comparing Nigeria’s legal framework for combating gas flaring with that of Norway: lessons for Nigeria. Imperial journal of interdisciplinary research [online], 2(9), pages 1252-1261. Available from: http://www.onlinejournal.in/IJIRV2I9/197.pdf

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 18, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 28, 2016
Publication Date Sep 30, 2016
Deposit Date May 28, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 29, 2020
Journal Imperial journal of interdisciplinary research
Print ISSN 2454-1362
Publisher Imperial Publishing House
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 9
Article Number 197
Pages 1252 - 1261
Keywords Oil and gas industry; Legal and regulatory frameworks; Associated gas (AG) flaring; Nigeria; Norway
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/910364
Publisher URL http://www.onlinejournal.in/IJIRV2I9/197.pdf

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