Nigeria Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Mining from The Report: Nigeria 2019

Nigeria presents considerable potential to return high yields on investment in the manufacturing industry. The administration has introduced a range of incentives to launch and broaden activities in various manufacturing segments, including agro-processing, biofuels, cement and automobiles. Coupled with the country’s broad resource base, the large and growing working-age population and the...

Combining oil and gas wealth with the entrepreneurial efforts of its predominantly young population, Nigeria has developed a business-friendly environment over the past two decades of civilian rule. The country has effectively leveraged its abundance of natural resources and harnessed the strength of its 193m-strong population to become a key nation both on the African continent and beyond.

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Founded on its diverse agricultural base, abundant mineral and petroleum reserves, and a young and growing population of workers and consumers, Nigeria presents considerable potential to return high yields on investment in manufacturing segments. While the discovery of hydrocarbons and rising crude prices created a dependence on export...

 

How is the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill expected to impact the gas and oil sector, and what is the current status of the bill?

 

As the only member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries reliant on imported fuels, Nigeria has long dealt with an expensive trade situation, which has soaked up finite foreign currency reserves and put pressure on the naira. Sector stakeholders have called for the full deregulation of petrol prices, arguing that removing...

 

With an abundant supply of natural resources, Nigeria’s oil and gas sector plays a key role in global energy. Its oil deposits have been a major source of crude for decades, while its less developed natural gas fields offer resources that have yet to be fully tapped. In addition to being a traditional heavyweight in terms of output, the energy...

 

What impact has the low cost of oil had on efficiency and cost-saving practices?

 

Automobile manufacturing is poised for accelerating growth over the medium term, as major carmakers like Nissan, PSA Group and Volkswagen move to revive, expand or build new manufacturing and assembly bases in-country. These firms and their domestic partners should reap the potential dividends of Nigeria’s large and growing automotive market,...