Nigeria Energy

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Long one of the top two crude exporters in Africa, Nigeria’s gas output has also served as a source of increasing revenue. However, changes are afoot in both segments as a result of the shifting global crude trade patterns and the rising levels of domestic consumption, which may in turn have long-term implications for the country.


Nigeria’s downstream fuels sector has endured a tumultuous few years, from a nationwide strike over consumer costs to corruption scandals. However, more recently a measure of stability has returned to the market, aided in part by government reforms to the pricing framework for fuels. The sector is a crucial one for the country given that the...


When President Muhammadu Buhari took office, he prioritised rehabilitating Nigeria’s ageing refineries with the notion that replacing imported fuels with local production would be an important contribution to solving several pressing problems in the country, including expensive fuel imports. There is plenty of room for the refineries to...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Nigeria 2017

As Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria is a key member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the world’s fourth-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. Policy moves over the past two decades have enabled young Nigerian companies to acquire and develop oil and gas blocks, build pipelines and distribution networks, and soon, based on the current project...

With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

A combination of external factors should help Nigeria maintain elevated oil production over the short term, with the government hoping to further enhance output through a long awaited overhaul of the sector’s regulatory framework.  

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