LOCATIONAL EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR ON THE NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

@article{Abiodun1974LOCATIONALEO,
  title={LOCATIONAL EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR ON THE NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY},
  author={J. O. Abiodun},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  year={1974},
  volume={64},
  pages={253-263}
}
ALTHOUGH the search for crude oil in Nigeria was initiated in 1908, active exploration for petroleum did not begin until the 1950's and did not become widespread until after the Suez Canal was nationalized in 1956. Oloibiri and Afam, the first successful oil wells in Nigeria, were located in what was then called the Eastern Region,1 and subsequent intensive activities in the exploration for and the exploitation of crude oil were concentrated east of the Niger River (Fig. 1).2 Although… Expand
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