‘Flare gas-to-power is the best and easiest solution to flaring’: Aggreko

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For Scottish power solutions provider Aggreko, generating electricity from flare gas is the best – and easiest – solution to the problem of flaring, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) describes as “an extraordinary waste of economic value.” According to the World Bank, 144 Bcm of gas – 20 Bcm less than Africa’s entire gas consumption last year – was “needlessly burnt” in flares at upstream oil and gas facilities across the world in 2021, resulting in ~400 mtCO2e emissions. But as Hesham Tawfik Elshamy, Aggreko’s senior regional sales manager for northern east Africa, explains to Gas Matters, not only can flare gas-to-power reduce flaring’s effect on the environment and cut a client’s carbon footprint, but also generate significant cost savings.

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