National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Repsol Consortium have reached the final stages of a project to recover LPG contained in flare gas in the Sharara oil field, according to a press release.

Talks with providers of the technology have reached the final stages.  The new technology will allow the separation of LPG from flare gas in a cost-effective way. The gas captured will be sold to residents in Southern Libya at its legal price. This will also have environmental implications, meaning there will be less carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere and there will also be a reduction in waste.

Mustafa Sanalla, NOC chairman, said, “Of course, there are significant environmental advantages for this project. But just as importantly, it will provide affordable cooking gas for citizens in the south who have been suffering since the start of this conflict.”

The project is estimated to take about 18 months to complete.