Billion-Dollar Bonfire

Earth Report
S12:Ep322 mins2007

Ever year, 150 billion cubic meters of gas is burnt off or “flared” – before it even leaves the gas fields. That's $20 billion worth – enough to supply the whole of the United States for three months. Flaring sends 350 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more than cancelling out the proposed annual reductions under Kyoto. Earth Report examines possible solutions in Russia and Nigeria.

Video Language: English