Monday, January 12, 2009

Stop gas flaring in Nigeria - petition

stop gas flaring in nigeria — Friends of the Earth International: "Friends of the Earth International is calling for an immediate end to the destruction of the environment and the lives of the people living in the Niger Delta. We urge the President of Nigeria to end gas flaring in all Niger Delta communities.

Join us by filling out the online petition below (also known as a cyberaction) and calling on the government of Nigeria to force the multinational oil corporations to stop gas flaring immediately."

And about time too. It is madness to flare off gas, wasting energy, and producing CO2 for no reason at all. It is technically possible to separate oil and gas without flaring.

I wrote years ago about flares in the North Sea, to be told that "It is only 2% of the total energy". So that's all right then. On the other hand, it only takes 50 two percents to make 100%.

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