Crude oil disruptions in Nigeria… EIA

by Jim Colburn • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From the August 18th (I was on vacation) edition of Today in Energy from the EIA (

“Crude oil production disruptions in Nigeria reached 750,000 barrels per day (b/d) in May 2016, the highest level since at least January 2009. The increased disruptions come as militants continue to focus attacks on oil and natural gas infrastructure in the West African region. Nigeria is a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and was Africa’s largest oil producer until Angola’s oil production surpassed Nigeria’s earlier this year.”

Here’s the chart:




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