Number of Illegal Oil Refineries in Nigeria

In June 2012, officials with oil companies and the Nigerian Government were reporting that over $1 Billion in oil revenue were being lost to the oil being stolen.

In 5 months, security services in Nigeria shut down over 900 illegal oil refineries across the country.

Source:  Heather Murdock, “In Niger Delta, Black-Market Oil Booms,” Voice of America, June 28, 2012.