Oil industry increases gas flaring

Oil industry increases gas flaring

Oil Search Yemen Field Flare

Flared gas is a bigger problem than thought. Contrary to what has been agreed with the oil industry, worldwide the industry flared not less, but more gas.

In 2015, about 147 billion cubic meters which is a CO2 footprint of around 350 million tonnes!

The world bank published the figures in a report. Globally, over 16,000 oil wells are flaring gas.

The amount of wasted gas corresponds to the gas consumption of the UK, Germany and Switzerland together. If the gas was burned in a power plant, it could supply the whole of Africa with electricity. Read More

Africa: $100 million available for Renewable Energy

hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and waste gas

New energy projects from hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and waste gas

AREF renewable energy fund

Africa launches a renewable energy fund to develop projects across sub-Sahara. 100 million dollars has already been resiled for the African Renewable Energy Fund and will probably be doubled. 

The money will support small and medium-sized independent power producers with grid-tied projects of 5-50 megawatts in size: small hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and waste gas.

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