Recently, the Department of Petroleum Resources (“DPR”) issued a tetrad of Guidelines in furtherance of the objectives of the Flare Gas (Prevention of Waste and Pollution) Regulations, 2018 (the “Flare Gas Regulations”).
The Guidelines essentially provide an operational framework for the implementation of the Flare Gas Regulations, which were, earlier issued to ultimately promote the monetization of gas from flares whilst curbing harmful environmental impact arising from such gas flaring and venting.
The new Guidelines, which also derive legal and regulatory backing from some primary legislation and policy documents in the industry besides the Flare Gas Regulations, are separately titled:
Guidelines for Grant of Permit to Access Flare Gas;
Guidelines for Flare Gas Measurement, Data Management & Reporting Obligations;
Guidelines for Flare Payments; and
Guidelines for Producer’s Associated Gas Utilization Project.