The Port Harcourt Refinery will start running by the second quarter (Q2) of this year, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPC). Its Executive Vice President, Danladi Inuwa, revealed this yesterday in remarks, during a workshop in Abuja.
The Warri and Kaduna refineries are also being renovated; according to Inuwa. He claimed that the action attempts to make fuel less scarce and rely more on natural gas.
The NNPC has been able to invest in infrastructure and launch numerous corporate responsibility programs that can promote development, Inuwa submitted. He emphasized that the NNPC’s status as a limited liability business has allowed it to do so.
Additionally, he stated that the business is actively pursuing national energy security. “We have the mandate to ensure energy security for the nation. We are focusing on monetising our gas which is evident in some key projects like the AKK project. This is all done to ensure NNPC is fulfilling its mandate and spurring development.”
Still speaking, he said: “We are working on revamping our refineries. For instance, the Port-Harcourt refinery will be functioning by the second quarter of 2023; the area five of the refinery will be functioning. Also, Warri and Kaduna refineries will have been signed on a quick rehabilitation to refine our petroleum product in the country.”