Protected Carbon in Nigeria

Basic Data

This table shows a summary of reserves and potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in Nigeria (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 1,064.9 MMBOE
  • 445.8
  • Coal
  • 75.0 MT
  • 150.0
  • Combined
  • 595.8

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in Nigeria. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 1,596.8
  • Coal
  • 47.9
  • Combined
  • 1,644.7

Profiting Companies and Governments

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aiteo Eastern E&P Company Limited
  • Oil & Gas
  • All Grace Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chevron
  • Oil & Gas
  • Dubri Oil
  • Oil & Gas
  • Eni
  • Oil & Gas
  • ExxonMobil
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ideal Oil and Gas
  • Oil & Gas
  • Network
  • Oil & Gas
  • New Nigeria Development Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
  • Oil & Gas
  • NNPC (Nigeria)
  • Oil & Gas
  • OANDO
  • Oil & Gas
  • Orient Petroleum Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other partner(s)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Relinquished
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sahara Energy Field Limited
  • Oil & Gas
  • Savannah Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Seplat Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Seven Energy Nigeria
  • Oil & Gas
  • Shell
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sinopec Group (parent)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Starcrest Nigeria Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Taleveras Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tempo Energy Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • TNOG
  • Oil & Gas
  • TotalEnergies
  • Coal
  • Federal Government of Nigeria

Affected Areas

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Anambra
  • Oil & Gas
  • Apoi Creek
  • Oil & Gas
  • Apoi Creek Forests
  • Oil & Gas
  • Edumanom
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ekenwan
  • Oil & Gas
  • Gilli-Gilli
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ikebiri Creek
  • Oil & Gas
  • Lake Chad Wetlands in Nigeria
  • Oil & Gas
  • Matsena
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ohaji
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ohaodo-Mbanasa
  • Oil & Gas
  • Olague
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ologbo
  • Oil & Gas
  • Otamiri River
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sambrero
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sapoba
  • Oil & Gas
  • Stubbs Creek
  • Oil & Gas
  • Taylor Creek
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ukpe-Sobo
  • Oil & Gas
  • Upper Imo River
  • Oil & Gas
  • Upper Orashi Forests
  • Oil & Gas
  • Uremure Yokri
  • Oil & Gas
  • Usonigbe
  • Oil & Gas
  • Yankari
  • Coal
  • Enugu

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Usonigbe
  • 2039
  • Ekenwan
  • 2040
  • Ohaji
  • 2040
  • Ohaodo-Mbanasa
  • 2044
  • Lake Chad Wetlands in Nigeria
  • 2049
  • Matsena
  • 2049
  • Yankari
  • 2100

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.