Crude oil


• Dollar exchanges for N369 as at Tuesday



The price of Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, extended its decline on Tuesday, trading around $28 per barrel.

Brent, against which Nigeria’s crude is priced, fell by $1.40 to $28.65 per barrel as of 8:15pm Nigerian time on Tuesday, its lowest since January 2016.


Impact on Budget


The 2020 budget, which was signed by the President Muhammadu Buhari, in December, was based on oil production of 2.18 million barrels per day with an oil price benchmark of $57 per barrel.

On Tuesday, the naira exchanged to the dollar between N365 and N369 at the Bureau De Change segment of the market.



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