Which is the highest oil producing state in Nigeria?


So Which state is the highest oil producing state in Nigeria? I am doing a research on crude oil in the Niger Deltas. I want to know which of the nine Oil producing states in Nigeria is actually the highest. Thanks for your answers.

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    Akwa Ibom is the highest oil producing state in Nigeria at the moment.

    Nigeria also happens to be the highest oil producing nation in Africa.

    Below is the list of some of the oil producing states in Nigeria,They are all part of the Niger Delta basin.

    Akwa Ibom

    River State

    Beyelsa State

    Abia State

    Imo State

    Ondo State

    Lagos state



    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.

    Akwa Ibom state double as the highest oil producing state in Nigeria and also the state that gets the highest allocation monthly.

    It is also one of the wealthiest states in Nigeria.

  1. Williamspro

    Oil is produced by a region of the Nigerian nations known as the Niger-Delta region. This is where most of the Nigerian oil comes from.

    Some states that make up the Niger-Delta region include : Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River, Delta state, Akwa-ibom, ondo, Abia, Imo and Anambra.

    Nigeria produce about 2.53 million BPD (barrels per day) of which Akwa-Ibom( a state in Nigeria) produce about 31.4% (504,000 BPD).  Akwa-ibom is the largest oil producer in Nigeria.

  2. Eva

    Oil producing states in Nigeria are 

    1. Delta state

    2. Akwaibom

    3. Rivers

    4. Abia

    5. Bayelsa

    6. Ondo

    7. IMO

    8. Lagos

    9. Edo….

    Akwa ibom states is the highest producing state in Nigeria followed by rivers state which was the first before Akwaibom took over.

  3. Oz

    Formerly, the largest oil producing state used to be Rivers State. But more recently its been discovered that Akwa Ibom is now the largest oil producing state.

    Some of the other oil producing States are; Bayelsa, Imo, Delta, etc

  4. Flint

    Hydrocarbon is one of Nigeria’s abundant resources. Crude has always been the country highest contributor to it’s GDP and her biggest export.

    So many states have a good number of hydrocarbon or crude oil deposit in it . Among such States are rivers, imo ,Delta, akwaibom, abia, bayesla, etc.

    But the highest oil producing state in Nigeria is Akwa ibom state Nigeria. It contributes about 31.4% of the total crude produced in Nigeria. Akwa ibom is also a home to many oil fields.

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