Flaring hits highest level in ten years

More gas was burned off last year in connection with global oil production than during any one year of the preceding decade, show new figures from the World Bank.

Photo: Angus Mordant/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Last year, flaring emitted 400 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent on a global scale – the highest level in more than ten years, show new figures from the World Bank, as reported by Financial Times.

Right now the big obstruction for reducing this environmentally damaging practice is that oil and gas prices are low, says Zubin Bamji, program manager from the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership at the World Bank.

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