Hindrances to effective and efficient transportation and distribution of petroleum products in Nigeria

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION.. 3

1.1      Background. 3

1.2      Objectives of the study. 3

1.3      Research Questions. 4

1.4      Significance of the study. 4

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW… 5

2.1. Introduction. 5

2.2. The Nigerian Petroleum Industry. 6

2.3. Distribution of petroleum products. 7

2.4. Transportation of petroleum products. 8

2.5. Challenges of transportation and distribution of petroleum.. 9

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.. 10

3.1: Introduction. 10

3.2: Research Designs. 10

3.3. Target Population. 11

3.4: Sampling Design. 12

3.4.1: Sample Frame. 12

3.4.2 Sampling Techniques. 12

3.4.2: Sample Size. 13

3.5: Data Collection Methods. 13

3.5.1 Secondary Research. 14

3.5.2 Primary research. 14

3.6: Data Analysis. 15

References. 16

 

1.1         Background

The distribution of any products plays a significant role in ensuring that the concerned product reaches its target market. It is important that producers maintain an effective distribution channel if their products are to reach end users within expected timelines.  In spite of the significance of distribution in the link between products and users, many producers face a lot of challenges in the distribution of their merchandise. Petroleum products are examples of products that face a lot of challenges as far as efficient transport and distribution are concerned (Abdulmalik and Omokoghio, 2009). The absence of effective distribution and transportation channels for petroleum products poses a great risk to people and the environment. The proposed study will seek to examine hindrances to effective and efficient transport and distribution petroleum products, with reference to Nigeria’s petroleum industry…

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