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Refined petroleum products imports to end 2019, says Baru
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The 2019 deadline set by the Federal Government to end all forms of petroleum products imports shall be enforced, the Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has said.

Baru, who stated this at the ongoing Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, United States, told reporters that currently the three refineries are producing petroleum products, adding that the importation exit target is achievable.

The NNPC chief who was represented by the Corporation's Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power, Saidu Mohammed, stressed that there is no going back on the 2019 target set by the Federal Government to stop all forms of importation of refined petroleum products.

He said: "We load out at least five to six million litres of premium motor spirit (petrol) daily and about that same quantity of automotive gas oil (diesel) daily from the three refineries. That is part of what is making the PMS market in Nigeria stable today.

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