What are the oil-producing states in Nigeria? As we all know Nigeria is one of the largest oil-producing countries in the world. Nigeria oil is one of the best based on its quality and we cant just arrive at Nigeria being an oil-producing country without mentioning the states which the crude oil is from.
At the end of this article, you must have known the oil-producing states in Nigeria and how much each of them contributes to the economy of the country.
It isn’t new that Nigeria is one of the biggest oil-producing countries in Africa, Nigeria is a country rich in natural resources and oil and gas being the main source of income.
Nigeria consists of 36 states and the capital territory located at the center which is Abuja. All Nigerian states contribute their own quota in one way or the other ranging from agriculture, mining, and others.
We will be looking into the states that produce oil in bulk and also we will mention those states that just discovered their own crude oil but yet to be explored.
According to the statistics we’ve got, it is pointed that Nigeria produces around 2.5 million barrels of crude oil daily and this makes Nigeria the largest oil producer in Africa and placed it on the 6th largest oil producer in the world.
As at the time of writing this post, we have 8 oil-producing states in Nigeria that are currently functional and the majority of them from the South Southern region of the country also some parts of South East.
These states are where huge amount of crude are being produced, states like Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom state accounts for over 80% of the crude oil.
Without further ado, let us go straight to the topic of the day stating the states and some relevant information about each of them.
Oil Producing States In Nigeria
Here is a comprehensive list of all Nigerian oil-producing states;
#1. Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom is the largest oil-producing state in Nigeria, over 30% of Nigeria’s daily crude oil is gotten from Akwa Ibom and the state is one of the most developed states in Nigeria as we speak.
Akwa Ibom State was founded on 23rd, September 1987 and is located in the south-south region of Nigeria and categorized as part of the Niger Delta states.
#2. Delta State
Delta state is also one of the largest oil-producing states in Nigeria, a Nigerian state which is located in the South-Southern geo-political zone of Nigeria with a population of 4,112,445 and it is rated as the second-largest oil producer in Nigeria.
Delta state accounts for up to 22% of Nigeria’s daily crude oil with a crude oil refinery located in one of its cities Warri.
Though Delta State is also massively into agriculture and is one of the major oil producers in Nigeria till date.
#3. Rivers State
Rivers state was the largest oil-producing state in Nigeria before the spot got taken over by Akwa Ibom, now Rivers state is the third-biggest oil producer in Nigeria.
#4. Bayelsa State
Bayelsa state is also one of the big wigs when it comes to oil production and it is located in the South-Southern region of the country with a population of 1,704,515 inhabitants.
Bayelsa state accounts for over 18% of the nation’s daily crude oil and is one of the first sites for oil exploration in Nigeria.
The capital city of Bayelsa is Yenagoa and the state is faced with oil pollution which has lead to different fracas between the indigen and the government because their main profession is fishing but this has been threatened with oil spillage.
#5. Ondo State
Ondo State is also one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria though located in the South-Western part of the country.
Ondo state was founded in 1976 and its capital city is Akure which is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria, the state is a Yoruba speaking state and is rich in crude oil, the state accounts for up to 3.8% of crude oil daily.
With over 2.5million inhabitants in it, the state is also rich in bitumen and is one of the biggest suppliers of tar and bitumen in the country.
#6. Edo State
Don’t get surprised, Edo state is also one of the states that produce oil in Nigeria, even though they contribute a small fraction of crude oil, the state is contributing its own quota to the economy of the country.
Edo state accounts for 2% of crude oil produced in Nigeria and its capital city is Benin with a population of 3.5 million inhabitants according to census 2006.
The state is known for its culture and artifacts display and their major profession is farming. Edo state serves as a nice tourist attraction center too has it has some historical facts.
#7. Imo State
Imo State is also an oil-producing state even though it has a little quota but it is the first South-Eastern state on our list of oil-producing states in Nigeria.
Imo state doesn’t only provide crude oil, they have other natural resources like clay, zinc, lead and limestone.
The state contribute around 1% of crude oil daily and this made it one of the oil-producing states in the eastern region of the country.
#8. Abia State
Abia state quota is the lowest out of the oil-producing states in Nigeria accounting for an estimate of 0.68% of Nigeria’s daily crude oil.
Abia state capital is Umuahia and its economic city is the popular Aba which is the commercial city of the state known for local production of textiles, shoes and so on.
With the above list, you have the full answer and I am sure you now know the oil-producing states in Nigeria and the quota each of them contributed daily.
Though we still have some states that have crude oil but are yet to be fully explored, those states are;
- Lagos State
- Anambra State
- Cross River State