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Dangote Refinery sets to begin production as first crude shipment lands in facility



Dangote oil refinery is to commence fuel production with the expected arrival of the first crude shipment to the facility later on Thursday.

A leading oil and gas source, S&P Global, said on Thursday an OTIS tanker carrying 950,000 barrels of Nigeria’s Agbami crude began its voyage to Lekki in Lagos State, the nearest land port to Dangote’s offshore crude receiving terminal on December 6.

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It added that the arrival of the first crude shipment at the $19 billion refinery marks a significant milestone for Nigeria’s oil industry.

“The tanker is expected to arrive on December 7 around 8:00 p.m. This shipment marks the initiation of crude supplies for the refinery’s operations,” the report reads.

By: Babajide Okeowo

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