This document provides a policy framework to approach the use of associated petroleum gas (APG). APG is a form of natural gas that is found associated with petroleum fields. APG is often flared or vented for regulatory, economic or technical reasons. The flaring, however, is problematic from health and environmental perspectives. Moreover, flaring and venting APG wastes a valuable non-renewable resource that could be re-injected into the oil field or used for local and regional electricity generation. This framework aims to provide guidance for regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders seeking to develop practical approaches to unlock the economic value of APG.


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