September 21, 2009 10:08 ET

New Bill Expected to Revive Nigeria's Petroleum Industry

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Nigeria's New Petroleum Industry Bill: A Move to Revive the Domestic Oil and Gas Industry," to their collection of Energy/Environment market reports. For more information, visit

Nigeria's proposed Petroleum Industry Bill is expected to revive the entire oil and gas industry in the country. Considering the importance of Nigeria in the global oil and gas industry and also the country's crumbling oil and gas industry at the hands of militant activity, the bill has huge expectations attached with it. The PIB is expected to restructure the oil and gas industry in the country and provides incentives to the indigenous oil industry. On the other hand with higher taxes and royalties in the proposed bill the fiscal terms for the international oil companies have been made tougher. Whether the PIB will succeed in halting the domestic unrest and at the same time strengthen Nigeria's position at the international market still remains to be seen. Nevertheless, on paper, the bill provides a platform for a steady growth of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.


--  Coverage of the petroleum industry in Nigeria
--  Analysis of policies and government initiatives and their effect on
    the petroleum industry in Nigeria
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--  Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights from
    GlobalData on the key events happening in the oil and gas industry.
--  Gain a strong understanding of the energy market and analyze the major
    trends in the global oil and gas industry today
--  Identify opportunities and challenges with the help of our analysis of
    the latest news and deals in the oil and gas industry
--  Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of information
    on latest operational, financial, and regulatory events

Topics covered in the report include…
1 Table of Contents
    1.1 List of Figures
2 GlobalData Viewpoint
    2.1 Summary
3 Nigeria's New Petroleum Industry Bill: A Move to Revive the Domestic
  Oil and Gas Industry
    3.1 The Ailing Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria Necessitated the Need
    for Overall Policy Change
    3.2 PIB Will Help to Restructure the Regulatory Framework and the
    Fiscal System of the Oil and Gas Industry
    3.2.1 Restructuring of the Institutional and Regulatory Framework
    3.2.2 The Proposed Change in the Fiscal System in Order to Increase
    the Government's Revenue
    3.3 The Bill Aims To Develop the Domestic Oil and Gas Industry by
    Increasing the Role of Domestic Producers
    3.3.1 The Bill Provides Additional Incentives to the Domestic Oil and
    Gas Producers
    3.3.2 PIB Addresses the Need to Increase the Local Participation in
    Country's Oil and Gas Industry
    3.3.3 PIB Tries to Give a Boost to the Natural Gas Industry in Nigeria
    3.4 The Bill May Hamper International Oil Companies' Investments in the
4 Recent Developments
    4.1 Jul 30, 2009: Nigerian Oil-Producing States Reject Petroleum
    Industry Bill
    4.2 Jul 28, 2009: Nigeria Loses $47 Billion Due To Shut-In Of SPDC
    4.3 Jul 16, 2009: Nigeria's Crude Production Declines To 1.72 Million
    Bpd: IEA Reports
    4.4 Jul 08, 2009: Nigeria Sabotage Cost 24,000 Bpd, Says Eni
    4.5 Jul 03, 2009: Nigerian Senate Introduces Gas Flaring Bill 2009
    4.6 Jun 29, 2009: Shell Shuts Estuary Oil Field In Nigeria After Attack
    From MAND
    4.7 Jun 29, 2009: SPDC Shelves Operations In Western Niger Delta
    4.8 Jun 17, 2009: OMEL, Total To Invest $150 Million In Oil Exploration
    In Nigeria
    4.9 Jun 01, 2009: Nigeria To Boost Domestic Gas Supply By 2013
    4.10 May 25, 2009: Chevron Shuts 100 B/D Of Oil Production In Nigeria
    4.11 May 19, 2009: Nigeria Reports Oil Output Of 1.6 Million Bpd Before
    Niger Delta Unrest
5 Appendix
    5.1 Methodology
    5.1.1 Coverage
    5.1.2 Secondary Research
    5.1.3 Primary Research
    5.1.4 Expert Panel Validation
    5.2 Contact Us
    5.3 About GlobalData
    5.4 Disclaimer
1.1 List of Figures
    Figure 1: Nigeria, Crude Oil Exports by Region (Million Barrels), 2008
    Figure 2: Nigeria, Institutional and Regulatory Framework Under the PIB
    Figure 3: GlobalData Methodology

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