Angola Overtakes Nigeria, Becomes Africa’s Top Oil Producer

Acording to latest statistics from the Organisation of Petro­leum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Angola has overtaken Ni­geria as Africa’s top oil pro­ducer.

Nigeria’s crude oil production fell by 67,000 barrels per day (bpd) last month.

But OPEC, in its Monthly Oil Market Report released in April, put crude oil pro­duction from Nigeria at 1.677 million bpd in March based on direct communi­cation, down from 1.744 million bpd in February.

The country recorded the biggest drop in output in the month among its peers in OPEC, followed by Ven­ezuela, based on direct com­munication.Over-80-of-US-Oil-Output-in-2013-Came-from-5-States-the-Gulf-of-Mexico-435114-2

Exports and production of Nigeria’s popular crude grade Forcados continued to be shut due to a sabotage-related spill on the subsea Forcados pipeline.

The country has recently seen a rise in militant at­tacks in its main oil-produc­ing region, the Niger Delta, denting oil production.

The country’s production figure for March was put at 1.722 million bpd by sec­ondary sources, compared to 1.762 million bpd the previous month.

Angola saw its oil output rise to 1.782 million bpd last month from 1.767 mil­lion bpd in February, based on direct communication, according to the OPEC re­port.

The southern African country had in November 2015 overtaken Nigeria in output level as it pro­duced 1.722 million bpd, compared to 1.607 million bpd produced by Nigeria, OPEC’s December report showed.


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