NIGERIA - The Domestic Market.
The two main sources of energy for domestic consumption are oil and natural gas. Oil consumption in Nigeria Nigeria (nījĭr`ēə), officially Federal Republic of Nigeria, republic (2006 provisional pop. 140,003,542), 356,667 sq mi (923,768 sq km), W Africa. at present is estimated at about 330,000 b/d b/d
barrels per day , 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 This list of oil fields includes major fields of the past and present. The list is incomplete; there are more than 40,000 oil and gas fields of all sizes in the world. which have been flaring flare
v. flared, flar·ing, flares
1. To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
2. To burst into intense, sudden flame.
a. associated gas (see following pages).