Aligning the Nigerian Petrochemical Industry to Oil and Gas Industry Needs
American Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 18-24
Received: Jan. 13, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 17, 2015; Published: May 9, 2015
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Ajee Mamman, Ryemex Nigeria Ltd, Plot 67 Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Abstract
Nigeria is Africa’s largest producer of crude oil and the sixth largest exporter of oil within the OPEC bloc. However, virtually all chemical and petrochemical products used in the Nigerian oil and gas industry are currently imported. There is therefore the need for the Nigerian petrochemical industry to reposition itself to take advantage of these increasing market opportunities. This paper examines the strategic fit of the petrochemical industry within the value chain of the oil and gas industry, using critical petrochemical-based products as examples.
Keywords
Petrochemicals, Vertical Integration, Oilfield Chemicals, Oil and Gas, NNPC
To cite this article
Ajee Mamman, Aligning the Nigerian Petrochemical Industry to Oil and Gas Industry Needs, American Journal of Chemical Engineering. Special Issue:Developments in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Sector of the Oil and Gas Industry. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 18-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ajche.s.2015030201.13
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