Kyari Affirms Port Harcourt Refinery Will Be Ready To Deliver Refined PMS In Two Weeks


Mr. Mele Kyari, the Group Executive Officer of the Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), has assured the public that the Port Harcourt refinery will commence delivery refined petroleum products within two weeks. Kyari made these remarks while addressing journalists following a meeting with Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, APC, Anambra-South led Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Turnaround Maintenance of the country’s four refineries on Thursday, March 14. Additionally, he revealed that the Warri refinery is nearing completion and that the Warri refinery is nearing completion and that the Kaduna refinery is expected to be finished and operational by December of this year.

He said;

“The Completion mechanical means that you are done with your rehabilitation work, now you are to test if this completion is okay. As for Warri refinery, we have also competed the mechanical works on it and it is undergoing the regulatory compliance processes that we are doing with our regulator. This also will be completed and it will be ready. Kaduna will be ready by December, we have not reached that stage of (Port Harcourt and Warri) with Kaduna

Kyari further emphasized that there are no issues with the pipelines for transporting crude to the refineries, as the current lines are fully pressurized and capable of delivery crude efficiently.

He said:

“All crude lines are active and have actually delivered over 450,000 barrels into Port Harcourt refinery. We are confident of the integrity of it. Yes, there may be security issues, but also the government is responding to the situation.”

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