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Table 1 Nigeria’s energy reserves and potentials (2005)

From: Microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass––a contribution to power Africa

Resources type Reserves Reserves (BTOE)a
Crude oil 36.0 billion barrels 4.896
Natural gas 166 trillion SCFb 4.465
Coal and lignite 2.7 billion tonne 1.882
Tar sands 31 billion barrel 4.216
Subtotal fossil   15.459
  1. aBTOE billion tonnes of oil equivalent. Adapted from [9]
  2. bSCF standard cubic feet. Adapted from [9]