Kaduna-RefineryAs the fuel scarcity bites harder, the Managing Director, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company,(PPMC) Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue  has disclosed that Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, resumed production on Saturday, four months  after it was closed. This development is expected to bring relative relief on the present fuel scarcity being experienced across the country.

“Kaduna refinery came back on stream on Saturday as scheduled and is running, “she said

According to Ogbue,“PMS (Premium Motor spirit, also called petrol) should be available for trucking by the end of the week. The refinery is expected to produce an average of about 1.6 million litres of PMS daily once in full operation,”

You may recall in October that the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, issued a 90 day ultimatum that all the nation’s refineries must be in full production capacity, otherwise, government might resolve selling them off.

The Kaduna refinery, which has the capacity to refine 110,000 barrels of crude oil a day, was shut down in September, came back on stream ahead of the December deadline given to the four refineries to return to full production.

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