Oil Spills and Natural Gas Flaring in Nigeria

Oil spills and natural gas flaring is some of Nigeria is environmental challenges While Nigeria's development of the Oil sector has been good for the country's economy, oil sector development has had an adverse impact on the country is environment.

Oil extraction in the Niger Delta region has caused severe environmental degradation, owing to the legacy of oil spills, lax environmental regulations, and government complicity during military regimes that once governed the country. Although the situation is improving with more stringent environmental regulations for the oil industry, marine pollution is still a serious problem.

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