Nigeria: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 182,202,000
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 1.09 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code NG
3-letter ISO code NGA
Numeric ISO code 566
UN Region[1] Western Africa
OpenEI Resources
Energy Maps 1 view
Tools 3 view
Programs 8 view
Energy Organizations 0
Research Institutions 0
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria /naɪˈdʒɪəriə/, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 158 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 2,783,723,951 MWh/year 35 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 209.44 Million Short Tons 49 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 5,246,000,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 8 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 37,500,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 10 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Nigeria

Global Horizontal Irradiation in Nigeria

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View the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Nigeria.

  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Nigeria is a country in Africa.
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