Flare at Dangote Refinery signals the beginning of production
The Dangote Petroleum Refinery has finally commenced production.
The development comes days after the refinery received its sixth one million barrels of crude cargo required for the commencement of operations.
Five shipments of crude had been earlier delivered by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to the refinery.
The Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, Mr Akin Omole, had told newsmen at the Dangote Quay in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, that an ample supply of crude will enable the refinery to start operating smoothly.
“Once the six million barrels are fully delivered, it will facilitate the initial run of the refinery as well as kick-start the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and LPG before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit,” he added.
The refinery, first scheduled to open in 2021, was officially inaugurated by then-President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.