Top Oil Producing States In Nigeria
Nigeria, as a country, is among the world’s top oil-producing countries in the world, about 2.5 million barrels of crude oil are exported daily.
Currently, we have nine(9)states in Nigeria that are the top producers of crude oil, which are to be listed below.
In Nigeria, an oil-producing state is also called a Niger Delta state, so in this article, we will list out the Niger Delta or most oil-producing states in Nigeria
Lists Of The Top Oil Producing States In Nigeria
- Akwa Ibom- the largest oil producer with 31.4% (504,000 BPD)
- Delta – 21.56% (346,000 BPD)
- Rivers – 21.43% (344,000 BPD)
- Bayelsa – 18.07% (290,000 BPD)
- Ondo – 3.74% (60,000 BPD)
- Lagos – 2.64% (40,000 BPD)
- Edo – 2.06% (33,000 BPD)
- Imo-1.06 % (17,000 BPD)
- Abia-0.68% (11,000 BPD)
Asides from these states, some states are not included in this list due to low or lack of production, but crude oil have been discovered in these few states.
So let us discuss the top oil-producing states in Nigeria accordingly.
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1) Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom state is unarguably the largest oil producing state in Nigeria, producing up to 504,000 barrels of crude oil daily, having the highest percent (31.4%) of crude oil production in the country, the reason why they are the top oil producing state in Nigeria.
Akwa Ibom, as a state, is truly blessed with mineral resources like coal, limestone, salt, glass, clay, giver nitrate, and of course, natural gas.
So asides from Crude Oil, Akwa Ibom is among the most beautiful cities in Nigeria, with Uyo being its capital.
2) Delta State
Delta state is the second top oil producing state in Nigeria with the production of 346,000 barrels of Crude oil per day.
Delta state is precisely the third wealthiest state in Nigeria. We have one of Nigeria’s refinery and a petrochemical plant situated in Warri, which is the heartbeat of the country.
3) Rivers State
Rivers state, which is the second richest state in Nigeria and also the third top oil producing state in Nigeria.
Rivers state produces up to 344,000 barrels of crude oil per day, which is 21.43% of the country’s oil production.
Rivers state is the state with more crude oil refineries, which means they refine crude oil more than any other state, as it is the home to two national oil refineries.
4) Bayelsa State
According to history, crude oil was first discovered in a massive quantity in Bayelsa state in the year 1959.
Accounting for 18.07% of the country’s total oil production, Bayelsa state is among the largest crude oil producing states in Nigeria, with an average of 290,000 barrels per day.
5) Ondo State
With a total of 60,000 barrels per day, the Ondo state is among the top oil producing state in Nigeria. It is also the first western state that produces crude oil in large quantities.
6) Lagos State
Aside from Ondo state, Lagos state is a large producer of oil located in the west. Apart from being an oil producing state, it is also the richest state in Nigeria due to its high commercial and industrial status.
Lagos state produces up to 2.64% of the countries total production, which is about 40,000 barrels of oil per day.
7) Edo State
With the production of 33,000 barrels of oil per day, Edo state is the 7th top oil producing state in Nigeria, producing up to 2.06% of the country’s total production.
8) Imo State
This is the first eastern state to produce crude in mass, up to 17,000 barrels are being produced per day in Imo state.
Aside’s oil production, Imo state is also blessed with lead, zinc, fine sand, clay, and limestone, making it the richest state in Igbo land.
9) Abia State
Abia state is amongst the top contributors in the oil sector as about 11,000 barrels are being produced per day.
Abia state happens to be the last oil producing state in Nigeria before crude oil was found in Anambra in 2018, its oil was sufficient enough to be added among the oil producing states in Nigeria.
10) Anambra State
Yes, Anambra is among the top 10 oil-producing states in Nigeria, according to Vanguard as of 2018, FG confirms Anambra’s status as an oil-producing state.
Though the quantity of oil produced in Anambra state can not be compared with what is produced in other oil producing states.
These are the top 10 crude oil producing states in Nigeria.