Policy Research Brief: Kerosene Subsidy Reform and the Burden of Supply

Months after the changes in kerosene subsidy policy,  the product remains scarce, as prices soar across major cities in Nigeria. We advocate that kerosene subsidy reform can have positive effects if it leads to improved energy supply systems, increasing energy access to the poor and the vulnerable, especially women living in communities that lack electricity and energy-efficient services.…

Joining the Dots: Fuel Subsidies, Reform, Targeting and Poor Women

ENERGIA, the international network on gender and sustainable energy, in its May 2016 newsletter, features SPACES FOR CHANGE’s energy and gender research in Nigeria. SPACES FOR CHANGE, along with project partners’ research focuses on understanding the way energy subsidy policies and reforms do or do not bring about improved access to cooking and lighting fuels – liquefied petroleum…

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…

FOI Request: Declare and Publish Over-Recovery Earnings on PMS and HHK

Spaces for Change has just submitted an FOI request to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), requesting for the status of over-recovery earnings on premium motor spirit (PMS) and household kerosene (HHK). Substantiated media reports, including the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA’s) pricing template, show that following the recent revision of the petroleum products pricing template, the…

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…