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Port Harcourt, Warri Refineries To Be Fully Operational In 2024 – Ifeanyi Ubah

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Ifeanyi Ubah, has assured Nigerians that two refineries – Port Harcourt and Warri would be fully operational by the end of 2024.

According to him, “plans have already been put in place to achieve the target. The Kaduna Refinery would also be operational before the end of next year.”

He added that the completion of the plants and the addition of supply from the 650,000 barrels per day, bpd Dangote Refinery would enable the nation to meet its domestic fuel demand.

He called on Federal Government and other stakeholders to work toward the establishment of modular refineries to further expand the nation’s domestic capacity to refine crude oil.

“My mandate is to ensure that the refineries in Nigeria are up and functional. By my involvement, before the end of this year, two refineries will be up and running.

“Also, before the end of next year, the Kaduna refinery will come on stream.

“I can assure Nigerians that I will tirelessly pursue and ensure that these refineries are up and running before the end of the year.

“We have set up a technical team to visit the refineries every two weeks in order to meet the set target,” he said.

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