Nigeria’s state-owned petroleum company NNPC is targeting 2.3 million barrels a day in 2019, compared with 1.7 million currently, according to Malam Mele Kyari, head of crude oil marketing.
According to the company, this is an objective “born of the willingness of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to balance the market, since oil prices have reached their highest level in the world. four years “.
Note that the fall in the price of a barrel, late 2014, had plunged the country into a recession that is not over, despite the improvement announced with the rise of prices.
Africa’s leading oil producer, Nigeria has the continent’s largest crude oil reserves (37 billion barrels of proven oil, and 5,500 billion cubic meters of gas). But the exploitation of hydrocarbons represents only 10% of the national wealth, half of tax revenues against 90% of exports.
Rédacteur en chef de Financial Afrik. Basé à Lomé, Nephthali Messanh Ledy représente Financial Afrik depuis deux ans. Outre l’économie et les finances africaines, il est passionné de l’actualité internationale. Diplômé en Commerce International et en Marketing – Communication, il s’intéresse également aux réseaux sociaux et au football.