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Nigeria’s oil production drops 17.7% to 1.25m bpd — NUPRC

Nigeria’s oil production drops 17.7% to 1.25m bpd — NUPRC

NIGERIA’s oil production, including Condensate, dropped month-on-month, MoM, by 17.7 per cent to 1.25 million barrels per day, bpd in April 2023, from 1.52 million bpd recorded in the preceding month of March 2023.

This confirms the position of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, which had earlier disclosed in its May 2023 report that the nation’s oil output, excluding Condensate, dropped by 23 per cent, MoM, to 999,999 barrels per day, bpd, in April 2023, from 1.3 million bpd in the preceding month of May 2023.

In its May 2023 report – Crude Oil and Condensate Production 2023 – obtained by Energy Vanguard, weekend, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC, confirmed that the output, dropped during the same period.

In its report, the NUPRC also put Nigeria’s oil reserves at 37 billion bpd because of limited investment; due to many years of delay associated with non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIA.

This indicated that Nigeria still remains far from increasing its crude oil reserves to 40 billion barrels by 2030, from the current 37 billion barrels.

The Group Executive officer, NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari, who noted the hovering of the nation’s oil reserves at 37 billion barrels, said efforts made in exploration outside the Niger Delta would culminate the making of additional oil and gas finds.

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