This tracker utilises the most recent official data from the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). In the second half of each month, NBS publishes the data for the prior month.
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The Stears Energy Price Tracker is a visual tool that provides unique insight into the changing energy landscape in Nigeria. Updated monthly, it tracks the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene, and cooking gas over time and across the country.
The states with the highest prices for cooking gas, kerosene and diesel were Jigawa (₦935), Adamawa (₦1,595) and Bauchi (₦911)—all Northern states.
For petrol, Imo state residents paid the most (₦333).
However, over the past year, Jigawa (91%), Bauchi (123%), Borno (62%), and FCT(193%) have recorded the highest price percentage spikes across petrol, diesel, cooking gas and kerosene, respectively–all Northern states.
Similarly, month-on-month, the biggest gainers were Borno (₦110), Zamfara (₦14), Jigawa (₦136) and Adamawa (₦157) for petrol, diesel, cooking gas and kerosene, respectively.
Below is a series of interactive charts that provide a snapshot of the personal cost burden and regional disparities of changing energy prices.
Personal cost burden
This interactive chart brings to life the stark reality of how expensive it has become for Nigerians to fill up their diesel generator or cooking gas cylinder.
Latest updates on the personal cost burden
The cost of diesel has almost tripled over the past year. Petrol and cooking gas prices have also increased dramatically.
In a country with an unreliable electrical grid, these price hikes significantly impact businesses that rely on diesel generators and households that use cooking gas for their daily needs.
Since the government heavily subsidises petrol, petrol prices have not increased as much as diesel.
The chart below highlights