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.
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