2019 Highest Oil Producing States in Nigeria, Nigeria with over 160 Million people and also popular for its vast oil resources. Some state are known for varius natural resources while some are for oil state.
Niger-Delta region Oil is produced by a part of the country. most of the Nigerian oil comes from. the states that make up the Niger-Delta region include Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Delta, Akwa-Ibom, Ondo, Abia, Imo and Anambra States.
This region is also sometimes referred to as the South-South region of Nigeria and is made up of more than 40 ethnic groups including Ijaws, Itsekiris, Urhobos, Isokos, Kalabari, Efik, Ibibio, Esan, Igbo, Oron, Annang, Yoruba, Ogoja and Ukwuani.
2019 Highest Oil Producing States in Nigeria
The top 5 Oil and Gas producing states in Nigeria include-:
Akwa- Ibom is currently the largest oil producing state in Nigeria after displacing Rivers state from this position. It is located in the coastal area of Nigeria and is populated by over 5 million people according to the last census.
Rivers state used to be the largest oil producing state in Nigeria before Akwa-Ibom took over.It is one of the most populous states in Nigeria with a population of over 5 million people according to the 2006 census. Rivers state has its capital as Port-Harcourt and is bordered by Imo, Anambra, Abia, Bayelsa and Delta States.
Delta state is one of the highest oil producing states as well as one of the richest states in Nigeria. It is also located in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria and is composed of 25 local government areas. Warri is the heart of Delta State and is also home to one of the petroleum refineries in Nigeria. Some of the major ethnic groups in Delta State are The Urhobos, Isokos and the Itsekiris.
Bayelsa State was carved out of Rivers and Delta in 1996 .It is also amongst the major oil producing states responsible for producing 80% of Nigeria’s crude oil resources. It is also one of the least populated states in Nigeria with only about 1.9 million residents. Bayelsa State has its capital as Yenagoa and made up of four major ethnic groups namely- Ogbia, Nembe, Izon and Epie- Atissa.
5. Cross River
The fifth largest oil producing state in Nigeria is Cross River state. It is named about the popular river, Cross which originates in Cameroon. The capital of Cross River is Calabar and Cross River shares a boundary with Cameroon.