Yesterday, NNPC said that the country’s three refineries produced more 4.6 million litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene, DPK, also known as kerosene and 7.7 million litres of Automative Gas Oil also known as diesel.
The refineries are all running, they are producing and they are all fully re-streamed. We are ready to take Senators of this committee on a facility tour of all of them on a date that is convenient for the Senators to have a first-hand status of the refineries. Queue for kerosene at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mega Filling Station in Yelwa, Bauchi State, He noted that efforts were on for the refineries to commence the production of Aviation Turbine Kerosene otherwise known as Jet A1 fuel.
NNPC Chief Operating Officer of the refineries, Mr. Anibor Kragha, said this in a statement during his presentation before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream on the current status of the refineries. Kragha said the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited, Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, and the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, are all back on stream and that the production data was for Tuesday.
He also explained that the NNPC was also working on a holistic plan to ensure the operational integrity of the refineries, adding that the challenges of ageing equipment within the refineries were defeatable, he assured the committee that the NNPC will continue to work hard to ensure the availability of petroleum products nationwide, stressing that the refineries were also producing Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol.
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