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Kaduna refinery’s daily output hits 3.2m litres of petrol


NNPC GMD, Ibe Kachukwu

NNPC GMD, Ibe Kachukwu

The resumption of operations of Kaduna refinery may have raised fresh hopes for early resolution of the current fuel supply crisis in the country as daily production of petrol hits 3.2 million litres.

The development is sequel to the completion of turnaround maintenance of the facility as directed by the Federal Government

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Ohi Alegbe, who confirmed this yesterday, said the plant, which commenced production over the weekend with an initial Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) yield of about 1.5 million litres has ramped up its daily yield to 3.2 million litres.

Alegbe stated: “The injection of this volume into the system will significantly impact ongoing special intervention efforts designed to bring relief to motorists across the country,”

Less than 48 hours after the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, ordered staff of the NNPC to intervene in the monitoring of fuel distribution and retail system at filling stations across the country, Alegbe said the initiative has started yielding positive results in Abuja and environs.

Speaking shortly after visiting some retail outlets within Abuja’s Central Area, the Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment of the NNPC, Babatunde Victor Adeniran said so far, the exercise has recorded some success.

He explained that, the exercise was a hands-on approach designed to ensure that Nigerians do not suffer unnecessarily at the hands of unscrupulous marketers, adding that, the situation would be improved upon.

He also called on security agencies to complement the efforts of NNPC at the filling stations.
Adeniran further urged Nigerians to cooperate with the NNPC and ensure the success of the initiative by being law-abiding and orderly to avoid chaotic situations at the filling stations.

“I hope Nigerians can have the spirit of orderliness, the spirit of cohesion and the spirit of responsibility in order to help this process,” he said.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources had on Monday ordered the deployment of NNPC staff to filling stations across the country for effective monitoring of the distribution system.

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