Port Harcourt Refinery injects 28m litres of petrol into domestic market

*Port Harcourt refinery.

*Port Harcourt refinery.

16 April 2016, Lagos – Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited has announced that 28 million litres of petrol have been pumped into the domestic market to help address the current product scarcity that had crippled the economy.

This is coming as fuel supply has drastically improved in Abuja and its environs, following the increase in truck out by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from 186 to 240 trucks daily.

The Managing Director of the company, Dr Bafred Audu Enjugu, said in a statement yesterday that the rapid response was the product of a fast-track strategy aimed at optimising available capacity at the plant in an effort to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians groaning, under the biting fuel scarcity in the country.

Enjugu said the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCC) of the refinery had been running, while some products from the primary processing units had been blended to generate over 10.28 million litres of petrol.

He said 1.7 million litres were released to the depot last Friday, while another 4.5 million litres were transferred to the depot for distribution on Saturday and additional 4.08 million litres last Tuesday.

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