Crude oil is one of Nigeria’s most valued natural resources. Aside from the fact that crude oil is in abundance in Nigeria, crude oil makes up about 65% of Nigeria’s total revenue. Nigeria is the largest producer oil and gas in Africa, however, the south-south region otherwise known as the Niger Delta is the highest producers of oil and gas in Nigeria. Here is a list of top crude oil producing states in Nigeria
1. Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom State is the highest oil producing state in Nigeria. Crude oil production inNigeria make up about 31.4% of oil produced in Nigeria daily. Akwa Ibom produce an average of 504,000 barrels of crude oil daily.
Delta state is on the list of top crude oil producing states in Nigeria. Delta state produces an average of 346,000 barrels of crude oil daily making up 21.56% of crude oil production in Nigeria.
Rivers State is located in the South-South region of Nigeria. Rivers State produces an average of 290,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Crude oil production in Rivers State make up about 21.43% of crude oil production in Nigeria.
Bayelsa despite being one of the smallest state in Nigeria is one of countries that produce the most crude oil in Nigeria. Crude oil production in Bayelsa make up about 18.07% of oil production in Nigeria. Bayelsa State produce an average of 290,000 barrels of crude oil daily
Surprisingly, crude oil production in Ondo state surpasses that of some states in the Niger Delta region. Ondo is one of the top oil producing state in Nigeria with up-to 60,000 barrel of oil per day. Oil production in Ondo state make up-to 3.74% of oil production in Nigeria.