The Dangote Refinery is set to start diesel and jet fuel refining operations by October 2023 and petrol refining by November 2023.
This is according to Dangote Group Executive Director Devakumar Edwin. He made the statement during a September 18 interview with S&P Global Commodity Insights.
According to him, the Dangote refinery will receive its first cargo of crude in the next two weeks and will begin producing up to 370,000 barrels per day of diesel and jet fuel from October 2023.
He also noted that by November 30, the refinery will start the phased ramp-up to 650,000 barrels per day of petrol.
“Right now, I’m ready to receive crude,” said Edwin, who previously ran Dangote Cement. “We are just waiting for the first vessel. And so as soon as it comes in, we can start.”