NNPC shuts down Kaduna, Port Harcourt refineries over pipeline vandalism


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), today Wednesday Jan. 20th said they have shut down two refineries, one in Port Harcourt and the other in Kaduna following blowing up of pipelines in the Niger Delta.

“The plants were shut on Sunday because of “breaches” to the Bonny-Okrika supply line to Port Harcourt and the Escravos-Warri pipeline to Kaduna” NNPC said in a statement.

The NNPC said before the closure on Sunday, the Port Harcourt refinery was processing more than 4.1 million litres of petrol per day while Kaduna was producing about 1.3 million litres.

“In response to the unexpected setback, we have activated comprehensive remedial measures to sustain the prevailing stability in the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country,” the company said in a statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe.

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