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NIGERIA - The Domestic Market.

The two main sources of energy for domestic consumption are oil and natural gas. Oil consumption in Nigeria at present is estimated at about 330,000 b/d, compared to 300,000 b/d in 1997 and 285,000 b/d in 1995. Gas consumption - apart from gas being reinjected into the oilfields - is estimated at 5.5 BCM/year, from 3.7 BCM/y in 1988.

Nigeria's considerable gas resources are being increasingly utilised for domestic industry, including a $1.5 bn aluminium smelter at Akwa-Ibom. Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria has built a $300 million pipeline to the smelter from oil fields which have been flaring associated gas (see following pages).
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Publication:APS Review Downstream Trends
Geographic Code:6NIGR
Date:Aug 2, 1999
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