When There is No Kerosene…

Traditionally, women’s use of energy revolves around domestic chores, particularly for cooking and lighting. Changes in energy subsidy policies often force energy (petrol and kerosene) prices to go up, affecting the way women access, use and experience energy in their households. For instance, in January and May 2016, Nigeria’s pricing body that regulates the price…

Post-subsidy Removal: How Kerosene Unavailability Disproportionately Affects Women

In January 2016, the Federal Government of Nigeria hiked the price of Household Kerosene (HHK) from N50 per litre to N83 per litre, officially ending subsidy on the product. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, clarified in its product pricing template that only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC)-owned filling stations would sell at that…

PHOTOSPEAK: Kerosene Queues Tell the Story of Women’s Energy Poverty

    Forte Oil, Capital Oil and Total PLC have started selling kerosene at N50 per litre at their pump stations in Lagos. Dejection. Exhaustion. Fatigue. Exasperating optimism. These adjectives and many more are insufficient to describe the expression on the faces of tens of thousands of citizens, predominantly women with babies strapped on their…