Nigeria’s old P’Harcourt refinery to begin operations in December

ABUJA, Nigeria (The Informant247) – The Nigerian government aims to revive the Old Port Harcourt Refinery in the oil-rich Niger Delta by December, 2022, Petroleum Minister Timipre Sylva said on Thursday.

“The old one with 60,000 barrels per day capacity, would be functional by the end of 2022. We are also progressing both Warri and Kaduna refineries,” the minister told reporters after a federal cabinet meeting in the state house, Abuja.

He said the development of compressed natural gas is still in progress.

“On the country’s CNG development programme, we are making progress to ensure that all the facilities are put in place including the pumping stations and the conversion kits because those things must be put in place before the removal of petrol subsidy,” he said.

He further assured the ministry is working assiduously to ensure that everything is put in place before the end of the year.

Nigeria has made producing its own fuels a priority for years, but efforts to revamp its refineries have failed, leaving it almost entirely reliant on imports.

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