Gas flares in Nigeria waste natural resources worth billions of dollars every year and flares remain highly visible consequence of oil and gas. Communities living close to the flare sites suffer environmental damage and health impacts.
The Gas to Power project, as part of the Niger Delta Low Carbon Growth Initiative, utilizes associated ‘flare’ gas from a flow station to generate and distribute electricity to power homes and businesses in.
The technical solution comprises compression of associated gas taken from the flare site at Egbeda using a self-contained compression unit that would produce bottled gas that would be transported to two generators located in the community powering local grids.
The gas compression equipment is modular and can be scaled up according to demand, so that if additional generators are installed the quantities of bottled gas can be increased accordingly.
This initiative will deliver significant environmental, social and economic benefits and has scope for replication at scale, meeting the needs of energy-poor communities in Nigeria and elsewhere.