By Anthony Nwachukwu
To further its commitment to decarbonisation, the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has joined the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP 2.0) to reduce methane emissions and improve the accuracy and transparency of methane emissions reporting.
The OGMP 2.0 partnership is coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). NLNG Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Philip Mshelbila, disclosed that the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNEP in the last quarter of 2022.
It demonstrated the company’s commitment to reducing methane emissions from its operations as part of its decarbonisation journey, a statement from the General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Andy Odeh, cited Mshelbila to say.
According to Mshelbila, the company was proudly committing to annual reporting and phased reduction of its methane emissions, and decarbonisation, which would secure a future for the company and its stakeholders through a cleaner and greener energy mix that will include gas.
He added that NLNG was already implementing a comprehensive programme for reporting and reducing its methane emissions, utilising the latest industry technologies to track its progress and performance.
Furthermore, NLNG’s decarbonisation journey would strengthen customers’ and stakeholders’ trust in its ability to take responsibility for the environment in which it operates and its ability to remain competitive globally, he explained.
The company described OGMP as globally recognised as the most significant voluntary initiative for companies in the oil and gas industry to systematically reduce their methane emissions and demonstrate the reduction in a credible manner to all stakeholders.
Welcoming the Nigerian gas company, the group said it was excited about NLNG’s membership, with Nigeria a significant producer of natural gas and one of the biggest contributors to Africa’s LNG production.
“OGMP 2.0 covers 55 per cent of Africa’s oil and gas production,” it said in a message. “Seventy-five per cent of all methane emissions from oil and gas companies in the continent can be mitigated -45 per cent at no net cost.
“To meet that target, we invite other companies in the sector to follow the steps of NLNG and join OGMP 2.0.”
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