The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that the Port-Harcourt refinery, which will resume production from early July, would produce five million litres per day.
This is to ensure that the refurbished refinery bridges the country’s daily domestic fuel supply and consumption
The NNPC 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.
Dawha made this announcement at an assessment visit to the corporation’s retail outlets within the federal capital city, to ascertain their level of compliance with the ordered accelerated distribution of petrol to ease the lingering fuel scarcity.