The federal government has recently released a Flare Gas Regulations document that aims to control gas flaring and its impact on the environment. The regulation calls for honest reporting of data concerning gas flaring, outlines the cost of gas flaring and explains the consequences of not following the new regulations
The main objectives of the statute are to reduce the environmental and social impacts caused by the flaring of natural gas, protect the environment, prevent the waste of natural resources and to create social and economic benefits from gas flare capture.
The new regulations stipulate that one cannot access flare gas or its data without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Petroleum Resources. New payments have been outlined for gas flaring. Where 10,000 barrels or more of oil is produced, the producer will pay the federal government $2.00 per 28.317 standard cubic meters of gas flared. Where less than 10,000 barrels of oil per day is produced, the producer will pay the Federal Government $.50 per 28.317 standard cubic meters of gas flared. Producers and permit holders must also document all flare data and submit it to the department of petroleum resources
The metering equipment used must meet the metering and Data Collection standards issued by the department of petroleum resources, and the equipment must yield accurate information.
To stay compliant Trexm and channel partner GE offer a wide range of flare meter products to fit the custom needs of plants refineries and offshore platforms. One such product is The DigitalFlow GF868 Ultrasonic Flare Gas Mass Flow Meter. The meter uses a proprietary algorithm to determine instantaneously the molecular weight and mass flow rate of the flare gas. The meter is used to conserve energy and reduce product loss by identifying sources of leaks into the flare systems and by accurately controlling the amount of steam fed to the flare tip.
To find the best metre for your needs contact Trexm Oil and gas services Nigeria Limited to find the right device for you.
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