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Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 (ZRF) Initiative

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

In this FAQ, we've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about gas flaring and the "Zero Routine Flaring by 2030" (ZRF) Initiative.

You can also find more general information about the wasteful practice of gas flaring on the Global Gas flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) website, and its gas flaring explained section. 

About Associated Gas

What is associated gas?

The bulk of natural gas produced is " non-associated" gas, i.e., gas produced from gas fields and not related to oil production. “Associated gas" is a by-product of oil production.  Associated gas can be used to produce electricity or in other productive ways, or sometimes conserved by re-injection

About Gas Flaring

About Emissions from Flaring

About the ZRF Initiative

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Governments and oil companies interested in making the commitment and endorsing the Initiative or learning more about it, please email us with your name and contact information.

Key Resources

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Upstream Gas Flaring Definitions

This document groups the various types of gas flaring at oil production facilities in three defined categories: routine flaring, safety flaring, and non-routine flaring.
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Flare Measurement

This document provides guidance on quantifying flare and vent rates at oil and natural gas facilities.
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