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dc.contributor.authorOtene, IJJen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurray, PEen_US
dc.contributor.authorEnongene, KEen_US
dc.contributor.editorLevy, JKen_US
dc.contributor.editorYu, Pen_US
dc.date.available2016-11-23en_US
dc.date.issued2016-11-23en_US
dc.identifierhttp://www.mdpi.com/2076-3298/3/4/31en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnvironments, 2016, 3(4) pp. 1 - 20en_US
dc.identifier.issn0711-6780en_US
dc.description.abstractGlobally, climate change and its adverse effects on the human population and the environment has necessitated significant research on the sustainable use of natural resources. Gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry causes environmental and health hazards and to a large extent, culminates in yearly loss of the Nation’s revenue. The aim of the study is to highlight the potentials of converting flared gas from the Nigerian oil and gas industry to compressed natural gas (CNG) which could be an alternative fuel for the 220 Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT-Lite) while reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, the study provided an overview of gas flaring in the oil and gas industry and energy utilisation in some selected sectors in the country. The Long-range Energy Alternative Planning System (LEAP) software was employed to model the energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions from the BRT-Lite by creating a current scenario and projections to the year 2030. The use of CNG as an alternative fuel for Lagos BRT-Lite will significantly reduce CO2 emissions in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Other utilization options for flared gas from this industry includes: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), and power generationen_US
dc.format.extent1 - 20en_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/2076-3298/3/4/31en_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectgreenhouse gasen_US
dc.subjectflaringen_US
dc.subjectalternativeen_US
dc.subjectindustryen_US
dc.titleThe potential reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry through alternative productive useen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume3(4)en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/environments3040031en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id349074
dc.relation.isPartOfEnvironmentsen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/2076-3298/3/4/31en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science And Managementen_US


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