Refineries resume production of kerosene, diesel

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 10:03pm by Johnchuks Onuanyim



The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Wednesday revealed that three refineries of the Corporation – Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri – have resumed production of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), otherwise known as diesel and kerosene respectively.
According to statement from NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu the resumption of refining of AGO and DPK is expected to balance the disequilibrium in demand and supply of the white products being experienced in recent times in parts of the Country.
Ughamadu stated that the Managing Director of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), Engr. Solomon Ladenegan, said the plant had been doing well since the Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) was reviewed up on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
According to Ladenegan the refinery resumed production last Saturday at about 10:22hrs, with the plant’s CDU functioning.
The MD stated that the plant now refines 2 million litres of kerosene and 3 million litres of diesel daily.
“This morning, we have pumped the products to PPMC and they have started loading. They are going to load up to 1 million litres of DPK and AGO. The products are there in the tank and we are doing everything to get them to the market,” Ladenegan disclosed.



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