The downstream subsector covers activity from storage to marketing/ wholesale and retail of the petroleum products.  This is the last stage in handling typically before products are sold off for different uses.

Examples of companies operating within the downstream space include Total Nigeria Plc, Forte Oil Plc, MRS Oil Plc, Ascon, Sahara, Capital Oil and Gas,  AA Rano Oil, Rain Oil and NNPC Retail Ltd amongst a host of other companies.