Despite attack from militants, oil output increases to 1,752,536bpd - Kachukwu | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Despite calculated attacks by some militants, Nigeria’s oil production has increased from a daily average of 1,570,852 barrels per day in the last three weeks to a current week production of 1,752,536bpd, recording additional 181,684 barrels per day, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu has said.


The Minister, who gave the figure at the Presidential Quarterly Briefing with the Private Sector Stakeholders at the State House on Monday, attributed the increased output to current ceasefire efforts his office initiated with traditional rulers and leaders in the Niger Delta. Kachukwu said that with sustained peace in the Niger Delta it would be possible to grow production to N1.8 million barrels per day by next month and reach 2 million bpd by December.

The Minister announced that in order to ensure stability in the oil sector of the economy, the Federal Government would work with the National Assembly to fast-track the passage of the Petroleum Industry Reform Bill, PIB, which has been facing difficulty of passage since the previous National Assembly.

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  1. I have no doubt in my mind that if all ministers work as hard as the current minister of state for petroleum, things will soon be looking upwards for Nigeria. Each time he speaks,I feel excited because he brings hope to our hopelessness. I am sure if form December 2016, we consistently produce the bench mark of 2.3 million barrels per day which is the basis for 2016 budget, Nigeria will be on its way to going out of recession.

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