Count Down on Port Harcourt Refinery, 23 Days To Go On Stream



Count Down on Port Harcourt Refinery 23 Days To Go On Stream

Today, December 8, 2023, Makes it, 23 days to go for Port Harcourt Refinery to go on stream

What  some experts are saying

“It is most surprising that the government decided to reconstruct the old Port Refinery which produces less petrol per barrel of crude oil as against the new Port Harcourt Refiner which can produce 50 percent petrol from a barrel of crude”.  This was the view of the former managing director of the refineries as well as Kaduna Refinery. –Alex Ogendegbe, former MD of PH refinery

Here is what government officials have said about the refinery

“The federal government had said the Port Harcourt refinery would begin operations by December 2023. Speaking on Thursday during a broadcast programme on Arise TV, he said the December 2023 deadline is feasible. He said the refinery will come on stream soon and be very competitive.”  Ibrahim Onoja, MD Port Harcourt Refinery: The Cable November 30, 2023

Kyari Confirms Port Harcourt refinery will start working in December

The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, confirmed that the Port Harcourt refinery will start working in December 2023.

Kyari confirmed on Thursday during his meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas. — The Guardian, November 24, 2023

Port Harcourt Refinery To Resume Work By December, Tinubu Assures Labour Leaders

President Bola Tinubu has given his commitment to the leaders of Organised Labour that the Port Harcourt Refinery will start production by December 2023 after the completion of the ongoing rehabilitation contract on the facility between the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and Italian firm, Maire Tecnimont SpA. Leadership Newspaper,

Port Harcourt refinery to be ready in December 2023, says Lokpobiri

Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Petroleum (oil) has said that the Port Harcourt Refinery (PHRC) will be ready by December 2023.

This was contained in a release signed by Garba Deen Muhammad, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited late Friday.—BusinessDay, August 25, 2023

 We’ll hold NNPCL responsible for PH refinery December deadline’–Minister

Ahead of the planned resumption of production at the Port Harcourt Refinery Company in December 2023, the federal government says it will continue to hold NNPC Ltd responsible for the timeline announced to Nigerians.

The federal government in August 2023 announced that the Port Harcourt refinery will commence operations in December 2023, while rehabilitation works were in top gear to ensure that both Warri and Kaduna refineries resume operations by the end of 2024.

SweetCrude, November 21, 2023


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