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NNPC to shut refineries for maintenance
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015





The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will soon shut down three of its four refineries, according to the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said. Baru, who said this on the sidelines of the inaugural Nigerian Pipeline Security Conference and Exhibition, stated that the purpose of the closure of the refineries located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna was to rehabilitate and restore them to nameplate capacities.

According to him, the rehabilitation work will restore the refineries to nameplate capacities by 2019 when the country is expected to end the importation of petroleum products.

He said, "As you know, it has been the perception of the public that the repairs of the refineries are never done thoroughly. So this time, our intention is to shut down the refineries when we are ready, and then fully bring them back to what they should be as new refineries.

Photo Caption: NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru

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