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NNPC committed to tackling climate change

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SEVERAL measures have   been taken by the NNPC towards stemming the growing threat of global climate change.This was made known by the corporation’s group managing derector, Dr Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo during this years world environmental day celebration held recently at NNPC towers in Abuja.climate changes has become a major global economic sustainbility and growth, the world environment and the continued existence of man, a development which the NNPC boss said must be tackled by all.. ‘NNPC as a national oil and gas company has embarked on global control measures. we are striving with the JV partners to achieve gas flare-down in all our operation,’ the GMD who was represented by Group Executive Directors, Refining and Petrochemical, Engr Austine Oniwon said.

He said a forum to develop a road-map for the elimination of gas flaring within a realistic time frame taking into account the complex challenges that has been created and facilitated by the World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFRP).
According to Oniwon,  NNPC is targeting Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects by establishing CDM Working Group that will project the cooperation into International Carbon Trading to reduce carbon emission.

“NNPC has also eliminated the application of Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) based materials n its operations in compliance with the requirement of the Montreal Protocol’ the GED added. To this end, Oniwon said, many gas utilization projects are under construction or planned to recover and utilized associated gas from oil wells that was previously flared or vented.

Several stakeholders were at the NNPC Towers to join the corporation during this year’s celebration. The World Environmental Day (WED) is marked on the 5th of June every year. This year’s theme as outlined by the United Nations was ‘Your climate needs you unite to combat climate change.’According to the UN, the WED is used as a principal vehicle to stimulate world wide awareness of the environment to encourage political action on environmental issues.

In a related development the Pipeline Products and Marketing Company (PPMC) has handed over a water borehole, water treatment plant and storage facilities to the people of  Ogidigben/Ugborodo community in Delta state.

The gesture was principally in furtherance of PPMC’s corperate social responsibility efforts and also in recognition of the community as a host of the PPMC petroleum products terminals in Escravos, Delta state.  PPMC Managing Director, Mr Reginald Stanley, represented by PPMC Warri Area Manager, Engr G.A. Meteka at the ceremony said the choice of the project was borne out of the company’s desire to assist the community in the provision of portable drinking water for the indigenes.

He urged the communities to put the water facilities to judicious use even as he enjoined them to continue to safeguard NNPC/PPMC facilities in there communities by considering them as their personal properties. ‘we urge you to see NNPC?PPMC facilities in your community as you own. You should endeavour to ensure adequate security and safety to these facilities,’Engr Meteka said.
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