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Nigeria: Six refinery licences expired August



Six oil refinery licences with 91,000 barrels per day cumulative capacity expired last month (August), raising the total num- ber of stagnant and expired licences in this category to 36, investigations by New Telegraph have revealed.

First of the refinery licences to expire within a two-year window, according to a document on refinery license status update of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) obtained by this newspaper, is the Licence to Establish (LTE) a 20,000 barrels per day modular refinery given to Southfield Petrochemical & Refinery Ltd., Owanoba, Edo State.

The modular plant capable of producing Gasoline, LPG, kerosene (DPK), diesel (AGO), and low pour fuel oil (LPFO) received a two-year LTE from DPR in August 2016. The same fate befell the modular refinery licence to Don Mac Ltd., Oben, Edo State, which also expired in August 2018.

It was issued by the DPR, according to the refinery status update of the agency, for a 10,000 barrels per day modular refinery capable of producing Gasoline, kerosene (DPK), diesel (AGO), and low Pour fuel oil (LPFO).

New Telegraph, September 6, 2018


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