The Nigerian president has approved the Nigerian Flare Gas (Prevention of Waste and Pollution) Regulations 2018, which will be implemented under the National Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP). The national strategy is to provide a commercial approach to the elimination of routine gas flares by 2020 by mobilising private sector capital towards gas flare capture projects. The NGFCP mechanism for commercialisation works under a tender framework.
According to the German research bureau AG Energiebilanzen's (AGEB) preliminary estimates, energy-related CO2 emissions in Germany decreased by 3% in the first half of 2018, as primary energy consumption dropped by 1.1% (+1.5% weather-adjusted).
The Iraqi government has ordered the domestic state-held companies Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) and Iraq Drilling Company (IDC) to move forward with the development of the Nassiriyah onshore oil field in the Dhi Qar province. Roughly US$140m will be dedicated to raise the asset's output from the current 90,000 bbl/d to 200,000/d by mid-2019.
India's gas transmission and distribution company GAIL has signed a long-term agreement with the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) for regasification services on a use or pay basis to GAIL’s upcoming LNG import terminal at Dhamra in Odisha (India). As per the contract, GAIL will book 1.5 Mt/year (2 bcm/year) of LNG for a 20-year period and will supply gas to its customers in eastern India and to the Jagdishpur-Haldia gas network, which is currently under development.