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Total To End Gas Flaring At Ofon Field By 2015

French oil major, Total upstream has given an assurance to put an end to gas flaring from its major production facilities in the Niger Delta region.

According to the company,it has embarked on various gas gathering initiatives which it hoped would accelerate almost a zero flare of gas in those systems.

The managing director and chief executive officer of Total upstream companies in Nigeria, Elizabeth Proust, who made this known , stated that the oil producer’s Ofon field was the only major installation where gas flaring occurs,adding that the management is making efforts  to stop flaring there in January 2015.

“So we will achieve zero flaring, though installations will maintain a small steady flow of gas to maintain a safety flare. All gas flaring associated with oil exploration will be stopped by January 2015. There will be a formal flare out ceremony to which you will be invited.”

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