Crude Oil sale accounts for about 80 per cent of Nigeria’s revenues and the country’s oil and gas sector is bedeviled by monumental corruption. It’s important that  journalists who want to hold government accountable pay attention to developments in the sector: how much revenue government is making, the transparency or otherwise of the oil block bid round, crude oil lifting, Joint Venture partnerships between the NNPC and multinationals, who is getting what contracts, among others. You need to pay attention to the resources below.

NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation is state-owned Oil and Gas Company managing Nigeria’s hydrocarbon resources for the benefit of all Nigerians and other stakeholders. To make a success of any reporting on Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, you just must pay attention to what the NNPC is doing. Although the corporation is not as transparent as it should be, it provides some important information on its website that reporters do not care to check out. For instance, if you go , you find what the corporations refers to as the NNPC Monthly and Quarterly Petroleum Information. These provide you detailed information about crude oil production, sales and exports. There is also the which tells you a lot of things NNPC officials won’t tell you in interviews. For guidelines on marketing Nigerian crude oil, go. Jacquet md, mph bio for stephen dunlop md, mph, ctropmed stephen dunlop md, mph, ctropmed mark hauswald ms, md check my source alison hayward md, mph payal k? This is important so you are able to determine whenever these guidelines are violated.

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES

The is the technical arm of the Ministry of Petroleum which conducts oil bid rounds and awards licenses and permits to operators in the oil and gas industry. It makes important industry announcements , list key industry legislations and spells out guidelines for permits and licenses.

SHELL OIL SPILL DATA

maintains a database of oil spill incidents from its facilities.

MARINE TRAFFIC

is handy in case you want to track ships carrying crude or refined products in and out of Nigeria. For instance, in case you want to check ships that recently arrive or depart the port in Lagos, go.

NATIONAL EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

The (NEITI) is mandated by law to promote transparency and accountability in the management of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining revenues. A major component of the on-going anti-corruption reform in Nigeria, it is the national version of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which is a global movement aimed at ensuring that extractive resources aid sustainable development.

This is definitely a great resource for investigative journalists because NEITI conducts detailed and reliable audits on revenues from Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, solid minerals and fiscal allocation and statutory disbursements to agencies managing these resources on behalf of the country.

For detailed audit reports go and and.

ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was formed in 1960 to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.

Nigeria is an important member of this organization [which it joined in 1971] and a lot of facts, data and information about Nigeria’s oil exploration and exports are contained here. For instance find a snapshot about Nigeria. You can find details about Nigeria’s (and other countries’) crude oil reserves  and production allocation. Then, there is this which gives you a rich menu of data that can trigger a number of investigations.

U. S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION

The (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

This is the of the site and it contains quite a lot of interesting information about Nigeria’s crude oil and its importation to the United States. Find full report about Nigeria  and revenue fact sheet , information officials are reluctant to disclose in Nigeria.

INDEX MUNDI

Index Mundi, home of the Internet’s most complete country profiles. This site contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources. leads you Nigeria’s oil export and to the country’s oil import.

NIGERIAN NAVY CRUDE OIL THEFT PLATFORM

Crude oil theft has become a huge problem in Nigeria and the is a platform that seeks to documents the incidents. For instance, find link to the list of arrested and cleared vessels between January and April 2013. Also find crude oil tanker schedule. Also available is.

CRUDE OIL THEFT IN NIGERIA

 is a whistleblower website that provides a platform for the public to report incidents of oil thief in real time. You can visit incidents of oil theft, vandalized pipeline, illegal bunkering, illegal refinery and oil spill. It’s a platform that depends largely on crowdsourcing and it might provide tips from time to time for investigations.

MBENDI

is a privately owned Internet business publishing company founded in 1995 and based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company uses the Internet to support business and political decision makers worldwide. It provides information about Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.

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