On Wednesday, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, announced the closure of the Warri refinery due to an issue with one of its gas turbines. According to Mr Anibor Kragha, Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, all the four refineries in the region were working, until a few days ago, when the Warri refinery was shut down due to some technical faults.

According to Kragha at the moment, only the Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries are working, though far below their installed capacities, producing about five million litres of Automotive Gasoline Oil, AGO, as well as Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, and Household Kerosene, HHK.

Kragha said, “The only refinery that is having some issues is the one in Warri because we have some power challenge and we are working very hard with General Electric, GE, to address that. But in January, all of them were working. The whole of Port Harcourt refinery has come on stream and it is running well.”

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