Briefing Papers


Towards Effective Utilisation of Associated Gas and Renewable Energy Resources in the Niger Delta

While the Nigerian economy is being crippled by factors including poor energy infrastructure, the abundant natural gas and renewable energy resources in the country are either wasting or grossly under-utilised. Nigeria’s crude oil deposits exist mainly in the Niger Delta region of the country where the hydrocarbon is extracted with substantial volumes of ‘associated gas’, which is then routinely flared by oil companies who operate in partnership with the Nigerian government.

By Mark Olise and Tonye Nria-Dappa

The briefing was produced within the framework of the SUNGAS Project, which is a collaboration for Sustainable Utilisation of Nigeria’s Gas and Renewable Energy Resources.