Gas Flaring in Nigeria: an Assessment of Its Environmental and Human Rights Implication


Gas flaring is one menace that plagues Nigeria. Gas has been flared continuously for several years because it is cheaper to flare gas because proper infrastructure is not in place to utilize associated gas. Associated gas is gas that is discovered alongside crude oil when a well has been opened. Flaring of gas asides being cheaper is pure waste of natural resources and it also damages the environment and can be considered to infringe on human rights. This paper aims to shed light on the concept of gas flaring and its impact on the environment and human beings at large. In doing so, the legislations that bar and ban gas flaring have been examined pointing out the inadequacies in the laws and what can be done.

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