Document Type : Research Paper

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1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, Nigeria.

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.

3 Central Power Plant, Edjeba, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.

10.22105/jarie.2021.269276.1241

Abstract

The significance of energy in human lives cannot be overemphasized. It is crucial to all facets of economic growth, progress, and development as well as poverty eradication and security.  Household energy is generally required for a variety of purposes. It is required for lighting and heating. This study evaluated domestic energy utilization in major Nigeria cities using Warri, Benin, Port Harcourt, and Calabar as a case study. A total of four locations with the highest population were targeted at each selected city. Responses were randomly selected from energy utilization in the selected region. A total of 1439 questionnaires were administered all through the selected cities in this study. Data obtained were evaluated using descriptive statistic. The result obtained revealed that kerosene has the highest percentage of utilization (88%), LNG (68.9%), electricity (67.7%), PMS (67.1), diesel (5.6%), charcoal (16.4%), wood (28.2%), and solar (3%) within these cities. Therefore, kerosene is the most preferred energy and this can be as a result of cost when compared to LNG, electricity, PMS, diesel, charcoal, solar, and wood fuel.

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