Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Towards the Selection of a Perfect Location for Establishing Crude Oil Refinery in Niger Delta Nigeria

I. P. Okokpujie*, U. C. Okonkwo, E. T. Akinlabi, K. Okokpujie, A. A. Atayero

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Crude oil refinery is a significant manufacturing company in Nigeria, which when properly build in a good location, it will help to stable the economic instability in the country. As the end product of the crude oil process is used for different purposes such as, transportation, cooking, electricity generation and for industrial application, which will help to improve the daily living of the Nigerians. This work presents a multi-criteria analysis method for suitable selection of the refinery location in Niger Delta, Nigeria. The suggested location principle takes into consideration the technical aspect of the Environment. The four interest considered in this work are economy factor, nearness to other felicities, environment impact and traffic impact. These interest were examined for three locations alternative such as Delta state, Bayelsa state and Akwa-ibom state using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to assign weight through pair-wise comparison and Multi-criteria decision-making tool to make a suitable selection. The analytical results show that Akwa-ibom state has the highest aggregative value of the rated score of 539, Delta state of 482 and Bayelsa state of 438. The result derived from this study as proven that AHP method for selection decision making is reasonable and obtainable for refinery selection location.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032100
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, ICESW 2019 - Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 3 Jul 20198 Jul 2019

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