Mobil, Chevron, Shell top gas flare chart

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) topped the gas flare chart for the month of January 2012, according to the Monthly Petroleum Information published online by the NNPC.

The latest report, obtained online on Tuesday, noted that Chevron and Shell were placed second and third respectively as the organisations with the largest case of gas flaring.

MPN, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, flared 9.85 billion standard cubic feet (bscf) of gas into the atmosphere in the month under review.

The oil firm produced 38.64 bscf and utilised 28.77 bscf of its associated gas for fuelling its operation, re-injection, and sale to industrial users.

Chevron flared 8.25 bscf of gas to the atmosphere out of its 19.23 bscf of gas produced under the joint venture category.

Shell Petroleum Development Company came third on the table of gas flare volume with 5.44 bscf of gas flared even as it produced the highest volume of 76.4 bscf of gas.

The chart shows that Shell used 70.45 bscf of its gas produced for power generation, sale to third parties and re-injection to stabilize oil production.

Across the entire industry, a total of 30.16 bscf, about 13.97 per cent of total gas production was flared at the oil fields in onshore and offshore oil fields in Nigeria in the month under review.

The data also shows that MPN produced a total of 116,914 tonnes of Condensate from the oil firm’s $1.3 billion East Area Natural Gas to Liquids facility located off Akwa Ibom coastline.

MPN, operator of the NNPC/MPN joint venture got 59,625 tonnes of condensate while NNPC 57,289 got tonnes of the condensates also known as Natural Gas Liquid.

A total of 125,563 tonnes of condensate was lifted for export from the Qua Iboe export terminal.

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