The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva says the modular refinery programme to boost local production of crude oil in the country is on course.
Some of the refineries are Waltersmith Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited with 5,000 barrels per day (BPD), OPAC Refineries, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (Train 3), Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company limited and Lowrie Refinery Limited.
Other licensed refineries include Excel Refinery Limited in Bayelsa state, Conodit Refinery Nigeria Limited, Duport Midstream, Duport Midstream in Delta State, Clairgold Oil & Gas Engineering Limited, Ogini Refinery Limited, Etopo Energy Plc and Gasoline Associates International Limited,
Also, NPDC/ND WESTERN OML 34 JV, Frao Oil Nigeria Limited, Kingdom Global Trading Petroleum & Gas Nig. Ltd. Resource Petroleum & Petrochemicals International Incorporated, Gazingstock Petroleum Company Limited and Amakpe International Refineries Limited, Atlantic International Refineries and Petrochemical Limited, Azikel Petroleum Limited, Allegiance Energy and Power Limited, Alexis Refinery Limited and Dangote Oil Refinery Company.
Sylva disclosed these in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Of the 23 refineries, Waltersmith Refining and Petrochemical company had completed construction and has been commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari, OPAC refinery has completed Construction and Plant at Commissioning Stage, while Niger Delta Petroleum Resources has also completed Construction completed and Commissioning ongoing. Also, the Dangote oil refinery company plant overall Installation has gone above 80.3 per cent and Edo refining and Petrochemical company has completed Construction and Plant at Commissioning Stage.
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