The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has shut down operational activities in Port Harcourt and Kaduna Refineries.
NNPC in a statement attributed this to crude supply challenges arising from recent attacks on vital crude oil pipelines.
The Corporation informed Nigerians that the plants were shut simultaneously on Sunday after the Bonny – Okrika crude supply line to the Port Harcourt Refinery and the Escravos-Warri crude supply line to the Kaduna Refinery suffered breaches.
The Port Harcourt Refinery was recording a daily petrol yield of over 4.1 million litres while Kaduna Refinery was posting a daily petrol production of about 1.3 million litres.
NNPC however said that the Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company, WRPC is still on stream and producing a little above 1.4 million Litres of petrol per day.
NNPC, however, assured Nigerians that it had put in place strategies to guarantee unimpeded country-wide availability of petroleum products.
“In response to the unexpected setback, we have activated comprehensive remedial measures to sustain the prevailing stability in the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country,” the NNPC stated.