Briefing Papers

Compromise of Community Rights

Brass LNG Project and Administration Flaws of Environmental Impact Assessment

The Brass Liquefied Natural Gas (Brass LNG) project is one of many ventures intended to harness Nigeria’s abundant natural gas reserves in the Niger Delta region of the country. With projections for increase in global demand for natural gas, the Brass LNG, and similar projects, promise significant revenues for the government and huge profits for corporate promoters. Host communities of the Brass LNG also hope that the project will bring ‘development’ to areas that have borne negative impacts of over fifty years of oil and gas exploitation.

The report is based on an assessment of community perception of the administration of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project.