Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nigerian refineries produce 60% of the needed daily kerosene requirement


Maikanti Baru, MD of Nigeria’s NNPC, while speaking at the two-day Investigative Public Hearing of the House of Representative Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), revealed that NNPC refineries were producing enough to supply more than 60% of the nation’s daily  consumption. The MD, who was represented by NNPC’s COO, Downstream, Henry IkemObih, disclosed that the balance of three million liters of the needed kerosene was imported through private petroleum products marketers.

“The NNPC ensures that the entire refining output in Nigeria through its refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna and any products imported by it to make up for market supply-shortfalls meet the specifications of the Nigerian Institute of Standard (NIS) and Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON),” Dr.Baru said.

While NNPC maybe celebrating the 60% mark, if you check the blogs not a significant amount of congratulations is going on, with one blogger saying “there is always room for improvement….in my opinion 60% is considerably inadequate.” Another blogger was unwilling to pat the company on the back either stating that the company would get a “thumbs up” when they reached 85%-90%.

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