Kaduna Refinery Resumes Full Production

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Kaduna refinery
Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, with the refining capacity of 110,000 barrels of crude oil a day, has restarted production on after it was closed for months for repairs.

Managing Director, Pipelines and Products marketing Company, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, disclosed on Sunday that the plant, which was closed in September, came back on stream ahead of the December deadline for Nigeria’s four refineries to return to full production.

The GMD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Ibe Kachikwu, had issued a 90-day ultimatum to the managements of the four refineries shortly after his appointment last August.

Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue said the Kaduna plant,which is currently undergoing a test run of its production lines, is expected to commence trucking of petrol by the end ofnext week.

Prior to its closure in September, Kaduna refinery had stopped working for most partof the year, except briefly in July and August, when its utilization capacity dropped to about 2.6 per cent and 10.5 per cent respectively, according the NNPC monthly operational report for October.

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