Dangote, Other Refineries to Benefit as FG Gives Strict Orders to Oil Firms on Crude Oil Export

The Nigerian government has released new rules to force oil producers to sell crude oil to local refineries, aiming to reverse the country’s reliance on imported refined petroleum products. The directive is a significant highlight of a comprehensive template guiding the implementation of Domestic Crude Oil Supply Obligation (DCSO) that aligns with the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of 2021.

USA Commercial Crude Oil Inventories Decrease

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), decreased by 9.2 million barrels from the week ending January 12 to the week ending January 19, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly petroleum status report.