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Towards effective development of Nigeria’s natural gas: lessons from Alberta

  • Author / Creator
    Badejo, Ifueko
  • Nigeria has a huge natural gas reserve, but to date this resource has been largely under-developed. This state of affair has impacted negatively on Nigeria’s economic potential. In contrast, Alberta has benefitted immensely from its natural gas resource because it has effectively developed same. This thesis advocates the effective development of Nigeria’s natural gas resources. It examines the current frameworks for the development of natural gas in Alberta and Nigeria and outlines the concepts in the Alberta’s framework that could be adopted by Nigeria. Three core regimes that promote the effective development of natural gas are utilized for the examination. They are: effective regimes for the acquisition of natural gas rights, for the conservation, and for the utilization of natural gas resources. Given climate change concerns and depletion in natural gas stock capital, this thesis also advocates the sustainable development of natural gas in Nigeria and Alberta.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Laws
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3RP8M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Faculty of Law
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Percy, David (Law)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Hughes, Elaine (Law)
    • Judson, Fred (Political Science)
    • Percy, David (Law)