Kaduna refinery to resume production

Kaduna Refinery

Refinery

The end of the lingering fuel scarcity in the country appears to be in sight as the Kaduna refinery is expected to resume operation in the next two weeks.

Officials of the refinery said yesterday that repair works on the vandalised pipelines supplying crude oil to Kaduna Refining and Petrol-chemical Company (KRPC) had been concluded and that the refinery is now in position to commence operations.

The Group Executive Director (GED)/ Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Off-Stream sector, NNPC, Alhaji Bello Rabiu Babura, who undertook a facility tour of KRPC Plant, said other refineries in Warri and Port Harcourt were now set for adequate fuel supply to end the era of shortage of the petroleum product supply in the country.

“As you can see, the whole country is under siege because of fuel supply. We are looking at the entire value chain to solve the problem. I come here to see the readiness of this refinery to be back on stream. We were actually having problem with the supply of crude oil to this place from warri. It is about 640 kilometers line.

That line is almost ready, and we would start pushing the crude here. At least, in ten days we would bring the crude to Kaduna, and about two or four days we would make everything ready. We want to make sure that in the next two weeks this refinery will be ready to start producing fuel. If that is done, the entire part of this country will be serviced with fuel,” Alhaji Babura said,



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