Breaking News

Nigeria’s excess oil revenue rises to N22.4bn daily as price hits $77bn per barrel

Kindly Share This Story:

By Udeme Akpan

Nigeria’s excess oil revenue has risen to N22.4 billion daily as a result of the sudden leap in the price of crude from $67 to $77 per barrel in the international market.

The rise in oil price was partly attributed to President Donald Trump’s decision to re-impose economic sanctions on Iran and the continued output cut by members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.


Consequently, current oil market situation is expected to impact positively on the nation’s 2018 budget.

The nation’s N8.612 trillion 2018 budget, which the National Assembly had promised to pass next week was benchmarked on $45 per barrel of oil and the production of 2.3 million barrels per day.

But the rise in oil price showed an excess of $32 per barrel against the $45 per barrel budget benchmark price, indicating an excess daily revenue of $73.6 million or N22.4 billion at the official exchange rate of N305 per dollar.

A survey of various oil markets around the world by Vanguard yesterday, showed that the price of some light crudes, including Nigeria’s Bonny Light was in excess of $77 per barrel.

Kindly Share This Story:
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!