Nigeria: Fresh Pressure On Nigeria Over Oil Production Cut As OPEC Meets

By Collins Olayinka
Abuja — The pressure on Nigeria to reduce its crude oil production figure of 1.8 million per day is expected to increase as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

While most oil producers including, non-OPEC members, believe that the relative peace in the Niger Delta has boosted the national production well beyond the 1.8 million mark, coupled with data from OPEC secondary sources that Nigeria has exceeded the figure. Nigeria has also countered by explaining that its production is still well below the 1.8 million figures.

The Guardian gathered in Abuja that the office of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has visited the secondary sources of OPEC to explain that production figures ascribed to Nigeria was wrong.