Published: February 2007
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nigeria
The U.S. Department of Energy maintains extensive data, forecasts, and summary reports about all aspects of Nigeria's oil industry, including issues related to environmental impact.

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria
Read news and special reports about environmental and human rights issues affecting the people of Nigeria at this environmental advocacy site.

Shell Nigeria
Shell Nigeria provides annual reports and detailed information about its commitment to community involvement and social responsibility at this corporate website.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Find a wealth of statistics about all firms engaged in oil exploration and production in Nigeria here.

BBC Nigeria Country Profile and Key Stories
Take a look at updates of the most recent political and economic news from Nigeria, as well as maps and a profile of the nation.


International Crisis Group. "Fueling the Niger Delta Crisis." Africa Report No. 118 (September 2006).

International Crisis Group. "Swamps of Insurgency: Nigeria's Delta Unrest." Africa Report 115. (August 2006).

Maier, Karl. This House Has Fallen: Nigeria in Crisis. Westview Press, 2000.

United Nations Development Programme. Niger Delta Human Development Report 2006.

Watts, Michael, "Empire of Oil." Monthly Review (September 2006).

NGS Resources

Kotch, Nick. "African Oil: Whose Bonanza?" National Geographic (September 2005), 50-65.

Tourtellot, Jonathan B. "Oil Comes to Eden." National Geographic Traveler (March 2005), 33.

Appenzeller, Tim. "The End of Cheap Oil." National Geographic (June 2004), 80-109.

Meade, Deborah. Africa: People and Places. National Geographic Books, 2003.

Zwingle, Erla. "Cities." National Geographic (November 2002), 70-99.

Moore, Lisa. "Insatiable Appetites: Rising Global Energy Consumption Fuels the Search for Alternatives." National Geographic (March 2001).

Grove, Noel. "Nigeria Struggles With Boom Times." National Geographic (March 1979), 412-44.

Gilles, Helen Trybulowski. "Nigeria: From the Bight of Benin to Africa's Desert Sands." National Geographic (May 1944), 537-68.