Port Harcourt refinery resumes full operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ibe Kachiukwu, has announced that the Port Harcourt refinery has resumed full operations, producing 5 million litres of petrol per day.

He said that the Port Harcourt refinery was producing five million litres of petrol every day and that the refinery in Warri, Delta State, would begin production soon.

The NNPC boss made the revelation yesterday during a visit to the Port Harcourt refinery in Alesa Eleme, in Rivers State, where he expressed optimism that fuel importation will reduce, with the commencement of production at the refinery.

While explaining that the target of the NNPC was to ensure that all states’ refineries would begin to refine petroleum products, with operation at full capacity, the NNPC boss also added that before the end of the week, the Warri refinery will also resume production, adding that when all the pipelines across Nigeria are fixed, the Nigerian Air Force will be engaged to provide aerial survey of the pipelines.

The GMD then hinted that a major plan was on the way to unbundle the pipelines and products marketing into three different companies that would focus primarily on maintenance of the pipelines and all the 23 depots across the country.

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