Nigeria: Refinery To Resume Production of 5,000,000 Litres of Fuel daily
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced that the Port Harcourt refinery, which will resume production from early July, would seek to bridge the country’s daily domestic fuel supply and consumption by producing five million litres per day.
The corporation stated this in Abuja and noted that from the revised Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) strategy it adopted for the nation’s refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna, the refineries at Port Harcourt which benefitted first from the TAM would by the end of June and early July begin to refine petroleum products up to 80 per cent of their nameplate capacities.
It explained that such percentage production would translate to five million litres of petrol sourced locally every day for consumption while the remnant of the nation’s consumption could still be imported.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Joseph Dawha, explained that crude oil supply to Port Harcourt refinery would resume by the end of June.