Dangote Refinery to Begin Distribution of Diesel in January

The Dangote Petroleum Refinery has received the fourth shipment of one million barrels of bonny light crude oil, supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited, as it targets beginning distribution of petroleum products this year.

A statement from the NNPCL indicated that the oil company was expecting the fifth crude oil shipment soon.

The plant had earlier received three shipments of crude oil, as officials of the company noted that the refinery would start pumping out refined Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, and aviation fuel or JetA1 this month.

In the statement issued on Monday, the NNPCL said, “the fresh one million barrels of crude was the fourth consignment to be delivered to the Dangote facility out of the six million barrels of crude being expected by the world’s largest single-train refinery.”

The Managing Director, Dangote Ports Operations, Akin Omole, had earlier told journalists at the Dangote Quay, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos that the refinery would receive about four million crude oil shipment before the end of 2023.

According to him, the refinery would get the remaining two by the early of January 2024, adding that this would position the refinery to begin production.





Punch/Hauwa Abu

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