NACGOND envisions a Niger Delta that is free from Environmental degradation.
Promoting environmental sustainability and livelihood security through involvement of all stakeholders
Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN)
Gas Alert for Sustainable Initiative (GASIN)
Centre for Environmental Right and Development (CEHRD)
Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP)
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC)
Ijaw National Congress (INC)
Niger Delta Environment and Relief Foundation (NIDEREF)
Gender and Development Action (GADA)
Centre for Ethnic and Conflict Studies (CENTECS)
Foundation for the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE)
Pronatura International (PNI)
Kebtetkache Women Development and Resource Centre
Youth Awareness Programme (YAP)
Care and Development Centre
Bayelsa NGO Forum (BANGOF)
Niger Delta Wetland Centre (NDWC)
Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment
Centre for Niger Delta Studies (CNDS)
Foundation for Environmental Right and Development (FENRAD)
Green Concern for Development (GREENCODE)
Peace Point Action (PPA)
African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development
Environmental Health & Safety Network
Poverty Alleviation for the Poor Initiative
Coalition of Bonny NGOs for Human Rights and Sustainable Development
National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND) is a partnership of twenty member civil society groups that seek to address the lingering environmental degradation associated with oil spill, gas flare and illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta. It is also a vehicle that civil society groups can use to proactively suggest tangible solutions to the key issues surrounding oil spills and gas flaring.
NACGOND’s major approach is grounded in research and evidence based advocacy, which aims to ensure that issues of oil spills and gas flaring are immediately fixed, however they are caused. It also ensures that techniques for oil exploration activities and clean-up exercise used by International Oil Companies (IOCs) and responsible regulatory agencies adhere to international best practices.
The coalition was formally launched on the 16th of June, 2011 after a multi-stakeholder meeting involving Niger Delta nationality groups, civil society actors, state actors and the oil industry, facilitated by Chatham House, London.
NACGOND's geographical focus is the Niger Delta and our core thematic areas are: Good Governance,Oil Spills & Gas Flaring, Environmental sustainability and livelihood.
The decision of the United States to stop the importation of Nigeria’s light blend of crude oil due to the shale oil boom has exposed the US refineries to the dangers associated with the processing of lighter shale oil.
As a result of the increased domestic production of shale oil, the US has slashed crude oil imports from a peak of almost 14 million barrels per day in 2006, to slightly above 7 million barrels per day.
Crude oil import from Nigeria, one of the principal sources of light crude, was also slashed from more than 1 million barrels per day in 2010 to zero in July 2014.
But the US refineries, Reuters has reported, are designed to handle medium blend crude as against the much lighter shale oil being produced in the country to replace imports from Nigeria and others.
US refiners are said to have shown a strong preference for a medium blend, but almost all the oil being produced as a result of the shale boom is much lighter than the refineries can handle.