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Federal Government Shuts Down Port-Harcourt Refinery

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Federal Government Shuts Down Port-Harcourt Refinery

 Federal Government Shuts Down Port-Harcourt Refinery

Last weekend’s attacks on essential petroleum pipelines by believed militants in the Niger Delta region and unrefined supply challenges have forced the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to shutdown the Port Harcourt and also Kaduna Refineries Wednesday.
NNPC Group General Supervisor Public Affairs, Mr Ohi Alegbe, in a declaration in Abuja, explained that the plants were closed concurrently on Sunday after the Bonny– Okrika crude supply line to the Port Harcourt Refinery and also the Escravos-Warri crude supply line to the Kaduna Refinery suffered breaches.

He explained that prior to the closure, the Port Harcourt Refinery was videotaping a daily PMS return of over 4.1 million litres while Kaduna Refinery was posting a daily gasoline manufacturing of about 1.3 million litres.
The statement noted that the Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company, WRPC is still on stream as well as creating a little above 1.4 million litres of fuel each day.
The Corporation nonetheless ensured that it has established approaches to guarantee unblocked country-wide accessibility of petroleum products.
“In reaction to the unanticipated trouble, we have actually turned on thorough remedial procedures to sustain the dominating security in the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country,” the NNPC claimed.

On the other hand, power supply throughout Lagos metropolis took a nose dive early this week, following the attack on the Escravos-Warri-Lagos gas pipeline by suspected Niger Delta Militants.
An analysis of the power scenario in Lagos and its environs exposed an enormous drop in power appropriation, with some areas having less than two hours of day-to-day supply, under a load dropping plan.
The attack has led to the disruption of gas supply to power plant that included Egbin power station in Lagos, Geregu in Kogi State, Omotosho in Ondo State and Olorunsogo in Ogun State.

The assault on Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) gas pipes has actually created massive disturbance in gas and also electricity supplies. Federal government resource stated the strike on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) attached to Chevron Nigeria Limited’s gas network at Escravos was accountable for the tons shedding.
As at yesterday artisans within the Abule Egba/Oko Oba axis in Lagos, lamented the power outage was currently taking a negative toll on their companies considering that they barely delight in as much as 3 hrs of power supply in a day currently.
The scenario was not various in Agege, Ajegunle, Ilasa, Orile, Surelere, Ijesha, Lekki, Ajah and parts of Ogun State which are being serviced with the influenced pipelines.

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and also Housing claimed the case was a massive obstacle on its collaboration with Ministry of Petroleum Resources as well as other companies to boost gas products to the nuclear power plant in the nation.
The ministry stated such efforts had resulted in some hitherto idle nuclear power plant like Ihovbor as well as Sapele being restored on stream and adding considerably to the power supply renovation in the country.
The gas pipe systems in the Niger Delta region has been at the center of relentless attacks in current times, as records showed that a minimum of six events of vandalism happened on the Trans Forcados Pipe (at Oben, Sapele, Oredo) and also Escravos Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) in between December 2014 and also February 2015, causing big loss of gas supplies.
The vandalised pipelines likewise provide petroleum to Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Firm, along with gas feedstocks to the West Africa Gas Pipeline Firm (WAPCo), West African Portland Cement Plants at Ewekoro and Shagamu in Ogun State, PZ Industries at Ikorodu, as well as City Entrance in Ikeja, Lagos.


1 Comment

  1. Abiodun Adebanjo

    January 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    The Federal Government needs to stamp its authority on the Niger Delta. The Amnesty Programme has settled all aggrieved militants, anyone bombing our oil installations is a criminal and should be treated as such

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