Flaring is the burning of natural gasses that are produced as a result of oil &
gas production, petroleum refinement, and petrochemical production. Flaring
wastes valuable resources and produces emissions that can affect human health
and the environment. In Abu Dhabi, ADGAS takes this gas and creates an energy
source which it sells to governments rather than disposing of it with flame.
It is a matter of great pride that the birth of ADGAS was inspired by the wise
vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid the foundation
stone for the Company's plant on Das Island in 1973. The aim was to stop the
flaring of associated gas and to make use of this gas as a source of national
wealth rather than disposing of it with flame. ADGAS was the first LNG producer
in the region.
If not processed, these gases have a negative impact on humans, animals, plants
and the environment as flaring emits carbon dioxide, methane, and sulfur into
the atmosphere. In addition, the flame itself can attract birds and insects
causing disruption to the local environment and animal food chain, as was the
case in 2013 when 7,500 migrating birds were killed at the liquefied natural gas
terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
It is our responsibility to lessen the impact of our actions on the planet,
ensuring we all do what we can to preserve Earth’s natural order.