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The Problem

1) When Oil is brought to the surface many of the operators vent or flare the blended natural gas.
Please see the following article for more information:

Gas Flaring and Venting, The World Bank Group, October 2004

2) Many government organizations recognize the problem of Flaring and Venting.
Please see the following World Bank references for more information:

Global Gas Flaring Reduction: Learn the Facts
Indonesia Associated Gas Survey – Screening & Economic Analysis Report (Final) The World Bank/GGFR, 25 October 2006
Global Gas Flaring Reduction: Resources
Status Reports & Newsletters
Toward a World Free of Flares
Global Gas Flaring Reduction: A Time For Action!

Potential Solutions

Stop the Flares is proud of its dedication to reduce pollution, CO2 and Methane emissions and wasting precious energy resources. As a new organization we have identified several potential data to help us with our goal of stopping flares by 2020. Please help us with your ideas, research and continued support! The following are poetical solutions to flaring and venting:

1) Stranded gas can be liquified, stored and transported.
2001 International Gas Research Conference, Amsterdam, November 5-8, 2001

“Hydrate technology is being developed for the storage and transport of natural gas, in particular stranded gas, both associated and non-associated. The technology concerns the making, moving and melting of natural gas hydrate. Feasibility studies show that hydrate technology for large-scale and long-distance transport of natural gas will cost about one-quarter less than established liquefied natural gas technology. Hydrate technology and other non-pipeline technologies based on compressed natural gas and chemical conversion to liquid hydrocarbons are appropriate for the transport of stranded gas, because established liquefied natural gas technology is only considered feasible in large-scale development. About 80% of the natural gas fields yet to be developed in the world are medium-to-small-scale and about one-half of the fields are considered stranded gas. Hydrate technology under development in Norway is presented and compared to other non-pipeline technologies in a new capacity-distance diagram.”
Acording to J.S. Gudmundsson and M. Mork, Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Please see the following website for more information:

STRANDED GAS TO HYDRATE FOR STORAGE AND TRANSPORT, J.S. Gudmundsson and M. Mork, Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

2) Natural Gas is also an efficient energy source for the production of electricity. For example Nigeria is a prime candidate for electricity production in a area that natural gas is more often flared rather than leveraged.
Please see the following website for more information on Nigeria:

Gas Flaring Continues to Plague Nigeria  by Steve Inskeep, August 25, 2005

Please see the following website for more information on Electricity Production:

Natural Gas at a Glance

There is a world of solutions to the Problem of Flaring and Venting. Please send us your primary source information and STOPtheFLARES will either post or link to your solution or potential resolution. Together ordinary people can solve this complex problem!

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