Petroleum: Prevailing Issues of Climate Change We Must Explore

Petroleum: Prevailing Issues of Climate Change We Must Explore

Petroleum: Prevailing Issues of Climate Change We Must Explore

Liquefied Petroleum Gas which have been categorized as the future of the world’s clean energy generator is of large deposit in Nigeria, particularly in the Niger Delta. Nigeria which is tagged to be Number One in the continent of Africa as it possesses a natural gas deposit of over 88 trillion cubic feet but yet to be featured as an alternative to PMS.

Vanguard News paper Publication April 2014 noted The amount of LP gas that comes from natural gas varies, but it is usually from 1 to 3 percent.
LP gases are separated from crude oil, as well. The refining process produces about a 3 percent yield of LP gases, although if refineries were retooled to focus on LP-gas extraction, that number could be as high as 40 percent. However, We are faced with the sad reality of the argument of fuel subsidy where the alternative to it lies within us as a nation begging to be maximized.

Petroleum: Prevailing Issues of Climate Change We Must Explore

With the prevailing issues of climate change we must explore as a nation the possibilities of liquefied petroleum gas energy market. In countries like India, where some large cities do not have reliable natural gas or other fuel service, LP gas makes up a major share of the energy market. Everyday heating and cooking needs are supplied by propane instead fossil fuel or coal. LP gas isn’t only for home and leisure use, however.

Many industries around the world uses LP gas as a source of heat for metal working, glass working or ceramics. Many industrial forklifts are LP-gas powered because LP gas provides enough power to do heavy lifting while generating reduced fumes and pollutants in confined warehouse spaces thereby reducing the risk of environmental destruction.

The world liquefied petroleum gas association (WLPGA) quoted that LP gas reduces emissions, by “50% less carbon monoxide, 40% less hydrocarbons, 35% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 50% less ozone forming potential compared to gasoline”. With government incentives and tax breaks figured in, autogas can be much cheaper than gasoline. We must begin to look in that direction and save the Niger Deltans the death trap of constant degradation due to oil exploration.

We are not alien to the Train seven project that is on top gear in Bonny our concern is the plot to siphon the gaseous deposit to the North and make the North an industrial city whereas leaving Us to face our fate as a people is wicked and devilish

The Sangana gas explosion in Bayelsa state last year is one among many others due to equipment and operational failures. That explosion cost the natives their only source of livelihood that the government of Bayelsa state is still battling to give succour to the affected communities. It is sad however that the amount of gas flares in Bayelsa and other Niger Delta state can allegedly sponsor their yearly budget.

The benefit of LP- gas which can be directly produced in country without bogus subsidy payments is lying fallow, a sincere and committed government will do the needful to cut short the over dependence on PMS importations.

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