Gas Competence Seminar in Abudja, Nigeria, 13-14 December 2016

January 2, 2017

The Gas Competence Seminar with the theme ‘‘Towards Ending Gas Flaring and Unlocking Gas Potential in Nigeria’’ in collaboration with the World Bank Group and the International Gas Union was an excellent platform to bring together key stakeholders to deliberate on Government’s twin objective of ending the practice of routine gas flaring within the petroleum industry and unlocking gas potential in Nigeria.

The seminar held on the 13th and 14th December, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria, and had in attendance 250 participants cutting across investors, technology providers - especially small scale technologies, financial institutions, community leaders, oil companies and the government representatives (policy makers, legislators, regulators). The Ministry of Petroleum Resources presented the new gas commercialization program with the objective to end routine gas flaring by 2020 for deliberation by participants.

Objectives of the seminar:

  • Consultation for the new Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme
  • Build awareness for new small scale technologies to utilize gas
  • Explore financing options for flare reduction and gas utilization
  • Share best practices for sustainable and inclusive access to energy


The Agenda and the Presentations made at the seminar are available here.