FLARING OF ASSOCIATED GAS FROM THE SPDC JV AND SNEPCO OPERATIONS -  Flaring (upstream) (million tonnes hydrocarbon flared)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Nigeria [A] [F] 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.4

 

OIL SPILLS AND DISCHARGES FROM THE SPDC JV AND SNEPCO OPERATIONS [B] [C] [D]
Sabotage spills – volume (thousand tonnes)
2.0 1.6 1.4 3.9 2.3 2.7 2.2 3.3 1.6 3.0
Sabotage spills – number [F]
156 109 62 48 94 139 157 138 118 112
Operational spills – volume (thousand tonnes) [D] [F]
0.03 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 5.3 0.7
Operational spills – number [E] [F]
7 15 10 8 16 40 31 37 64 32

[A] Nigeria includes SPDC onshore operations (0.6 million tonnes flared in 2019) and SNEPCo offshore operations (0.02 million tonnes flared in 2019).
[B] All spill volumes and numbers are for spills of more than 100 kilograms.
[C] As of the end of March 2020, there was 1 spill under investigation in Nigeria that may result in adjustments.
[D] Nigeria includes SPDC onshore operations and SNEPCo offshore operations. A single spill at the Bonga field offshore Nigeria amounted to 4.8 thousand tonnes in 2011.
[E] Nigeria includes SPDC onshore operations (7 operational spills in 2019) and SNEPCo offshore operations (0 operational spills in 2019).
[F] We have updated some of our historical figures following review of the data.

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