Middle East & North Africa Forum on Flaring Reduction & Gas Utilization

Join high-level regional and global experts to:

  • Analyze the specific challenges & opportunities of flaring reduction projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
  • Understand how Carbon Finance can make flaring reduction projects more economically viable.
  • Generate trans-border projects for countries and companies to jointly reduce gas flaring.

Tackle the Challenges & Opportunities

  • A number of Middle East countries have some of the largest gas reserves in the world while others suffer from undersupply.
  • Various countries intend to import gas while flaring substantial amounts of associated gas.
  • Some countries use Heavy Fuel Oil for power generation while still flaring associated gas.
  • Several LNG projects in the region do not work at full capacity.

Acknowledge the Facts

  • Reducing flaring and increasing the utilization of natural gas, the cleanest of fossil fuels, is a concrete contribution to climate change mitigation and energy efficiency.
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the second major flaring region of associated gas.
  • The Middle East flares about 30 BCM of associated gas, enough to feed a 20 MT LNG plant or 6 medium size LNG trains.
  • Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Kuwait are amongst the top 20 flaring countries in the world.

About the Forum Organizers

GGFR is a World Bank-led public-private partnership that includes major oil & gas producing countries and companies. GGFR’s main activities include: assistance to governments in developing the enabling environment for flare and vent reduction investments; advice on carbon finance activities; dissemination of best practices in flare and vent reduction, and facilitation of communication between key stakeholders at the country and regional levels. To learn more about global gas flaring and the GGFR partnership, please visit: www.worldbank.org/ggfr.

Established in April 2006, Masdar (the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) is a multi-faceted company advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of renewable energy solutions and clean technologies. Masdar integrates the full renewable and clean technology life-cylce – from research to commercial deployment – with the aim of creating scalable clean energy solutions. Masdar works with global partners and institutions to integrate new research with proven technologies to produce efficient systems and processes that can be replicated globally.

Masdar consists of three business units (Masdar Carbon, Masdar City, Masdar Power) and a venture capital investment arm, Masdar Venture Capital. In addition, Masdar is associated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the world’s first graduate-only academic institution focused on research into alternative energies and sustainable technologies.

Masdar Carbon
Masdar Carbon specialises in developing projects that bring significant reduction in carbon emissions, in Abu Dhabi and globally. In addition to industrial energy efficiency and clean fossil fuel projects, Masdar Carbon creates additional value by providing carbon monetisation services, under international climate policies. Masdar Carbon provides end-to-end advisory and project management services to develop Clean Develoment Mechanism (CDM) projects and monetize carbon emission reductions. Capabilities include: capacity building, project identification and management, feasibility studies, project analysis, CDM registration, physical project implementation and financing.