Port Harcourt — French oil giant, Total Energies EP Nigeria Limited, has announced that it will end routine gas flaring by the year 2025, saying that between 2010 and 2021, the company has reduced its gas flare volume in Nigeria by 75percent.
The feat, according to the company, made them to win an Excellence Award in 2015 under the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, for its unprecedented gas flare reduction effort with the OFON 2 project.
The Managing Director of TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited, Mr Mike Sangster, disclosed this at the commissioning of the plastic recycling plant in Port Harcourt recently.
Sangster assured that TotalEnergies wants to meet the challenge of the 21st century and play an active role in the transformation that was underway in the energy industry, by becoming a broad energy company.
He said the company’s mission was to produce and supply more affordable, more reliable and cleaner energy.
“Our ambition is to be a major player in the energy transition, on the road to net zero by 2050. With our recent name change, TotalEnergies is reaffirming its resolve to produce more energy with less emissions and be more sustainable.
“In Nigeria, our commitment to the environment has been long-standing with a relentless sustenance of ISO 14001 certifications on all our sites and office locations.
“Indeed, all our projects since 1999 are designed with zero gas flare target. I am really proud to say that between 2010 and end of 2021, we reduced our gas flare volumes in Nigeria by well over 75percent.
“In fact, in September 2015, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited won an Excellence Award under the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership for its unprecedented gas flare reduction effort with the OFON 2 project.
“Of course, we intend to sustain the momentum. We have drawn up a timeline to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions further, improve our energy efficiency and end routine gas flaring by 2025.”
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