The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Maikanti Baru, has revealed plans for modular refineries in the Niger Delta Region.
Baru said that the government will place youths involved in illegal refining of crude into groups
Each group is expected to refine one thousand barrels of crude daily.
He said that the Federal Government’s plan will promote the integration of youths in the region.
Also NNPC says Nigeria’s gas flaring has reduced by 26 per cent in the last 10 years.
Nigeria is now the seventh gas flaring nation according to last year’s figures.
But more than a decade ago, it was number two.
NNPC's Chief Operating Officer, upstream, Bello Rabiu, noted that as at 2006, Nigeria was flaring 2.5 billion Standard Cubic Feet of gas, while consuming only 300 million standard cubic feet per day.