Refineries produce 6.76m lpd as NNPC targets over 10m February.


The nation’s three refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri have attained a combined daily production of over 6.76 million litres of petrol per day which is projected to increase to over 10 million litres per day by the end of January 2016.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has announced this in a statement by its spokesperson, Ohi Alegbe.

The corporation in a breakdown of the premium motor spirit, PMS, (also known as petrol) yield from the plants indicates that while Port Harcourt Refinery which was re-streamed a week earlier is producing some 4.09 million litres, the Kaduna Refinery is contributing some 1.29 million litres and Warri which was re-streamed on Sunday is posting a yield of some 1.38 million litres.

NNPC confirmed that the PMS volumes from the refineries which are currently operating at an appreciable percentage of their nameplate capacities will help stabilize the fuel supply and distribution situation in the country.

With this, the fuel crisis that worsened between November and last week is expected to ease off across the federation.

However, filling stations across the country are yet to comply fully with the new fuel price of N86.50 announced by the federal government at the twilight of last year.

Rate of compliance is high in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja while those in other parts of the country have not fully complied.

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