Monday, November 22, 2010

Nigeria’s Kaduna Oil Refinery Operating After Glitch, NNPC Says

Nigeria’s Kaduna oil refinery is operating after a minor malfuction, an official of the state- owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said.

“The refinery was not shut down,” Levi Ajuonuma, spokesman of the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said by phone today from Abuja. “There was a little problem but it has been sorted out.” He didn’t did not give further details.

The 110,000-barrel-a-day refinery is located in the northern city of Kaduna. It is running at 24 percent of its installed capacity, the Department of Petroleum Resources which oversees the country’s oil and gas industry said on Nov. 15.

Nigeria’s four state-run oil refineries are producing at about 30 percent of installed capacity, the DPR said. Africa’s top oil producer relies on fuel imports for more than 70 percent of its domestic needs, according to the Petroleum Ministry.

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