Nigeria registers fresh clean energy project

NIGERIA has registered another project under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCCC) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
The project, Asuokpu/Umutu Gas Recovery and Marketing Facility, with reference number 3740, was registered on the 16th of October 2010. The facility is owned by an indigenous Oil and Gas Producing Company, Platform Petroleum Company.

The project activity will involve recovery of the dry associated gas that is currently flared at the Asuokpu/Umutu Marginal Field and delivery to the Nigerian domestic gas market for productive use as an energy product. The project activity comprises installation of new compression facilities adjacent to the Umutu oil facilities and 45 km pipeline to transport the gas from the Asuokpu/Umutu marginal field to the existing gas system at Kwale and further into the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) gas network for beneficial use primarily within the Niger Delta.

According to the Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey, and the Designated National Authority (DNA) in the Special Climate Change Unit of the ministry, the CDM project activity will apart from contributing to the sustainable development of Nigeria by providing reliable gas supplies to strengthen the national electricity system, result in greenhouse gas emission reduction. Also the new CDM project has the potential to improve national resource management through full utilization of the energy resources produced at the field according to reports by the Guardian.