NNPC Revives 3 Refineries, Fuel Scarcity ‘Will be History’ – NNPC GED
The Group Executive Director (GED), Refining and Petrochemical, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Philip Chukwu, in Kaduna, on Tuesday, said with the coming on stream of the three major refineries in Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna, fuel scarcity in Nigeria would soon be history.
The NNPC executive, while embarking on a facility tour of the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), said the full operation of the three refineries in the country was a miracle.
“We have seen the Kaduna refinery increase production from very low level to what we have now, about three million litres of petrol daily. Let me commend the managing directors of the three refineries on what they have done.
“As we speak today, all the three fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) are working in the refineries. And this is the first time this has happened after about 14 years,” he said.
“Kaduna refinery is now working perfectly well, we have tested the equipment for over a month now and the condition is perfect,” he said.
Chukwu said the refinery was strategic for the supply of fuel to the North, especially the North-West and North-Central, adding that “as long as Kaduna is producing, it will reduce the cost of our business.”
Earlier, the Managing Director of KRPC, Mr Bolanle Ayodele, had said the catalytic reforming unit (CRU), which was shut down in November 2011 for re-tubing, was re-streamed on March 31, 2012.