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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  • Nicolas Jake

    Oga, I guessed u re from either Imo state or Abia, as your look suggest,people like you will work against your own people to please your master. I want to remind you that after you might have serve your term there, be ready to face prosecution from the government of Nigeria, because yoruba and their propaganda will not shy away from you, they will write to rope you into kirikiri, others should serve you good warning, because no Easterner ever serve one Nigeria with their best and finally go scuff free. Deziani still there even though her husband object to Biafra, today they are facing it sequelly , and many others. I understand with your look, like sabo, someone like you will not want to have your own working there,even would prefer to speak English to your Biafran instead of your local language if any comes for help. We know people like you. That is why i respect Hausa-fulani wicked cleverness , they know who they can use against their own people. This man that manned NNPC is a confirm Saboteur IGBO-Nigeria

    • Femi

      Moron.. Can’t even construct good sentence in English..smh

  • emmanuel kalu

    what kind of production are the two other refineries doing? can this production be maintained and improved on. we need to deregulate the sector, in other for investor to invest in refineries. The government should install modular refineries across the 6 regions to supplement the current production, while investor build bigger refineries. importation and subsidy termination by end of 2016 should be our goal. we just need leaders to make that happen