Breaking: PortHarcourt Refinery Resumes Operation-Warri, Kaduna, BUA, Modular To Commence Soon

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The Port Harcourt Refinery in Nigeria has resumed operations, following a $1.5 billion rehabilitation project initiated in 2019 by the Buhari administration to restore its capacity to 210,000 barrels per day, aiming to enhance domestic refining and reduce reliance on imported petroleum products.

Nigerians therefore celebrate Port Harcourt refinery coming back to life after series of years it stopped operation including others.

Meanwhile, reliable sources told 9News Nigeria that the Dangote refinery is warming up and its products will soon hit the market, after which Warri, Kaduna, BUA and modular refineries will set in as gathered.

The Port Harcourt Refinery in Rivers State has commenced operation in line with the Federal Government’s promise to ensure the production of refined products at the facility in December 2023. 

9News Nigeria learnt that the Port Harcourt Refinery, with a combined capacity of 210,000 barrels per day, is set to come on board as it begins operations.

Amaka Okafor, special assistant to Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for petroleum (oil). told 9News Nigeria that the refinery is set and that the management have visited the the refinery site Thursday to kickstart it’s operation.

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The $1.5 billion rehabilitation project was launched by the Buhari administration in 2019, to restore the aging refinery to its nameplate capacity of 210,000 barrels per day (bpd).

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The project seen as a critical step towards boosting Nigeria’s domestic refining capacity and reducing its dependence on imported petroleum products.

Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPC Ltd had earlier announced that the Port Harcourt refinery will commence operation in December 2023.

With this development, since the Port Harcourt Refinery has resumed Operation, Warri, Kaduna, BUA and other Modular Refineries will definitely be set in order to serve Nigerians as promised by the President Tinubu’s led administration.

-Princely Onyenwe reporting

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