My research area covers Ukpenekang and Mkpanak village in Ibeno Local Government Area as well as Mobil terminal at Ibeno. Ibeno LGA which was carried out from the present Eket Local Government Area is located at the Southern most part of Akwa Ibom State lying between latitude 8oE with Mkpanak, Ukpenekang Usuikim, Iwochan, Inua Eyet Ikot, as important villages in Ibeno local Government Area. Ibeno which is a wet land, also has with it a coastal sand, store and underground rocks of sedimentary origin showing Ibeno as great crude reservoir surrounded by swampy mangrove vegetation. This area is mostly dominated by fishing as the main stay of the people. The Qua Iboe terminal is located at about 1km East of the Qua Iboe river. The terminal became operational in 25th October, 1971 when crude oil was first received into on shore tankage.
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