Overview of IOCs in Niger

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Niger only became an oil-producing nation in 2011.[1] As of March 2012 the only international oil company (IOC) currently producing oil and gas in Niger was Chinese company China National Petroleum Corporation.[2] The Russian company Gazprom[3] and the Algerian company Sonatrach[4] have both held licences to explore the Niger's reserves, whilst US company Hunt Petroleum[5] and Canadian company TVI Pacific Inc.[6] had been involved with exploration activities but have since withdrawn.


  1. "Oil, Uranium Projects Brighten Medium-term Prospects in Niger" International Monetary Fund, retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. "Niger Becomes Self-Sufficient with Refinery Launch" Daily Times, retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. "Niger grants uranium permits to Russian Gazprombank" Reuters Africa, retrieved 4 April 2012.
  4. "Our International Operations" Sonatrach, retrieved 5 April 2012.
  5. "Niger sets out on new oil journey" Upstream, retrieved 5 April 2012.
  6. "TVI Pacific Inc. Withdraws From Niger Exploration Program" TVI Pacific Inc., retrieved 5 April 2012.