Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

Due to prevailing cases of gas flaring in the petroleum sector, Nigeria has started using a satellite tracking system to help it bring in more than $1bn yearly in fines for illegal gas flaring.
The new gas flare tracker is an online map showing data from a United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration satellite that will observe natural gas fires when orbiting over Nigeria.
The measurements it records will feed into estimates of how much gas is burned, its carbon dioxide content, and its potential value.
“It has the ability to calculate the amount of unpaid fines owed by facility owners, estimated at $1.1bn per year,” Environment Minister, Laurentia Mallam, said at an event unveiling the system in the capital, Abuja.

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