Nigeria’s refining capacity now 6.76m litres daily

This is cheery news for Nigerians no doubt as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday announced that the nation’s three refineries namely: Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri have attained a combined daily production of over 6.76 million litres of petrol per day.

Of the three refineries only the Port Harcourt refinery was working, albeit haphazardly.

Breaking the good news was the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ohi Alegbe.

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He also hinted that there are plans to increase the daily refining capacity to over 10 million litres per day by the end of January 2016.

A statement by the NNPC which gave a breakdown of the premium motor spirit, PMS, (also known as petrol) yield from the plants indicates that while Port Harcourt Refinery which was re-streamed a week earlier is producing some 4.09 million litres, the Kaduna Refinery is contributing some 1.29 million litres and Warri which was re-streamed on Sunday is posting a yield of some 1.38 million litres.

The Corporation also noted that the PMS volumes from the refineries which are currently operating at an appreciable percentage of their nameplate capacities will help stabilise the fuel supply and distribution situation in the country.

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