Ghana Gas Company Praised For Reducing Flaring

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Ghana National Gas Company has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence In Flaring Reduction by Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR), an international organisation.

GGFR, a World Bank sponsored public-private partnership, said the certificate was awarded in recognition of the GNGC’s ability to utilize gas from Ghana’s Jubilee field to produce electricity and petrochemicals.

It noted that the use to which the gas which would otherwise have gone waste is being put, had reduced Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and has the potential to diversify the economy, increase the standard of living and develop human capital to enable Ghana compete in the global market.

Gas flaring is a widely used practice for the disposal of natural gas in petroleum producing areas where there is no infrastructure to make use of the gas.

The practice is widely recognized as a waste of energy and an added load of carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

GGFR partners have established a collaborative Global Standard for gas flaring reduction.

The standard provides a framework for governments, companies, and other key stakeholders to consult with each other, take collaborative actions, expand project boundaries, and reduce barriers to associated gas utilization.