The three refineries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)produced additional volumes of 4.6 million litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene otherwise known as kerosene and 7.7 million litres of Automative Gas Oil otherwise known as diesel as at Tuesday.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Refineries, Mr. Anibor Kragha made this disclosure while making a presentation before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream on the current status of the refineries at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement to Morning Mail by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the corporation, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu.
In it, Kragha was quoted as saying that the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited (PHRC), Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) and the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) were all back on stream.
“The refineries are all running, they are producing and they are all fully re-streamed. We are ready to take Distinguished Senators of this committee on a facility tour of all of them on a date that is convenient for the Senators to have a first-hand status of the refineries,” Mr. Kragha assured.
He noted that efforts are also underway for the refineries to commence the production of Aviation Turbine Kerosene otherwise known as Jet A1 fuel.
The COO, Refineries informed that the Corporation is also working on a holistic strategic plan to ensure the operational integrity of the refineries adding that the challenges of aging equipment within the refineries are surmountable.
He assured the Committee that the NNPC would continue to work hard to ensure the availability of petroleum products nationwide, stressing that the refineries were also producing Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol.
In his remarks, the Senate Committee Chairman on Petroleum Downstream, Senator Kabir Garba Marafa, assured the NNPC of the Committees’ readiness to continue to provide strategic support to the Corporation in order for it to meet its statutory mandate.