Nigeria, Houston annual oil & gas trade hits $15bn

*Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, speaking at the NCIF 2016.

*Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, speaking at the NCIF 2016.

05 May 2016, Lagos — Nigeria’s annual trade with Houston, Texas United States, ‎in the oil and gas industry hit $15 billion in 2015, the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, has said

Mayor Turner, who stated this yesterday in his special message to Nigeria’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Houston’s Original Manufacturers, OEMs, in the 2016 Nigeria Content Investment Forum event in Houston Texas‎, said the development is a success story because of their close tie.

He explained that the existing tiers between Nigeria and Houston has led to many oil companies having office branches or associates in Nigeria.

He said, “330 Houston companies have businesses and trade connections with Nigeria,” noting that Houston ranks as Nigeria’s largest US gate way for international trade ‎and for greater partnership.

‎In order to further strengthen Houston/Nigeria oil and gas trade, the Houston Mayor said in 2011, United Airlines opened a direct flight in Nigeria from Houston to Lagos, linking two major energy cities.

“This flight has already promoted robust connections and Houstonians and Nigerians alike have benefited greatly from this connection,” he said.

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