France Cautions Nigeria Against Gas Flaring

France has urged the Federal Government to caution all relevant emission defaulters to drastically limit gas emissions because of its consequences on the environment.

Stephane Gompertz, France’s Ambassador for Climate Change (Africa), made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

According to him, the country should reduce the flaring of its gas, and should also increase its investment in renewable energy.

Mr. Gompertz regretted that many oil companies in the country still flared their gas and thereby pollute the environment with its attendant consequences.

“There are some areas in which emissions could be limited drastically like gas flaring, which is the most striking example. It is a pity to see so many oil plants where gas continues to run and this is obviously a waste of energy and a waste of money,” he said.