The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have announced that her three refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri have resumed the production of diesel and kerosene.
The Group General Manager, NNPC Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that the resumption of refining of the products was expected to balance the disequilibrium in the demand and supply of the products as being experienced in parts of the country.
He further said that the Kaduna Refinery had also commenced operations to ease the situation in supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.
Ughamadu also stated that NNPC had made arrangements for additional supply intervention through direct importation of diesel , kerosene and DPK to sustain product availability across the country.
In his confirmation, the Managing Director of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, Mr. Solomon Ladenegan said that the plant was doing well especially since the Crude Distillation Unit was revived on Jan.7, adding that it resumed production same day.
According to Ladenegan, the plant now refines 2 million litres of kerosene and 3 million litres of diesel daily.
This morning , we have pumped the products to PPMC and they have started loading; they are going to load up to one million litres of diesel and kerosene.
The products are there in the tank and we are doing everything to get them to the market.
In the same vein, the Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, Dr Bafred Enjugu, said that the refinery was producing 3 million litres of AGO (diesel) in addition to 2 million litres of DPK (kerosene) daily.
Enjugu expressed happiness that his operators were thrilled following the rehabilitation of the old Port Harcourt Refinery adding that with the development, production of diesel was being carried out by locals without deployment of foreign expertise.