Qatargas announced that it had successfully reduced flaring emissions by more than 50 %, and was pursuing other initiatives to meet its CO2 emissions reduction goal of below 6,000mscf/year by 2017, reported Gulf Times.

The company has been investing heavily in the flare reduction projects, such as the Jetty Boil-off Gas recovery facility that resulted in a 90 % reduction in flaring at the six LNG (liquefied natural gas) loading berths at Ras Laffan Port, saving 0.63mt/year of LNG. Qatargas seeks to achieve a flaring target of less than 0.3 %.

Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al-Thani, made the announcement at the 9th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) held in Doha, the largest multi-society, multi-disciplinary oil and gas event, informed AME Info.

At the event, hosted by the Qatar Petroleum and Shell, under the patronage of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar, Qatargas presented on topics such as injection wells, optimization, and environmental protection.