Nigeria emerged as the second-largest importer of kerosene from the United States last year, according to a new report released by the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the US Energy Department.
The country, which is Africa’s biggest crude oil producer, also took in the third-largest volume of the US jet fuel in 2015.
The report said Nigeria imported 1.25 million barrels of the US kerosene from January to December.
Other products imported from the US by Nigeria include Liquefied Petroleum Gas, lubricants, petroleum coke, fuel ethanol and finished motor gasoline.
The country imported 1.72 million barrels of the LPG; 290,000 barrels of lubricants; 121,000 barrels of petroleum coke, 161,000 barrels of fuel ethanol and 616,000 barrels of finished motor gasoline, the EIA data showed.
Nigeria bought a total of 1.427 million barrels of the US kerosene in 2014. In 2013, 1.040 million barrels were imported; 272,000 barrels in 2012; 1,000 barrels in 2009; 4,000 barrels in 2008, and 1,000 barrels in 1995.
Canada remained the top US kerosene importer, with 3.3 million barrels imported last year.