NNPCL To Complete Warri Refinery Q1 2024


The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has provided an update on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC). Located in Warri, Delta State, WRPC is one of the three refineries in Nigeria managed by NNPCL, alongside the Port Harcourt Refining Company in Rivers State and the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company in Kaduna State.

The Warri refinery, established in 1978, is a complex conversion facility with the capacity to refine 125,000 barrels of crude oil per day. In addition to its refining capabilities, the facility includes a petrochemical plant that produces polypropylene and carbon black, enhancing its role in the petroleum industry.

Rehabilitation work is part of the government’s efforts to revamp and optimize the operations of these refineries. The mechanical completion of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company is now projected to be achieved in the first quarter of the current year, as indicated by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NNPCL, Olufemi Soneye.

This development aligns with the broader initiative to enhance the efficiency and productivity of Nigeria’s refining sector, contributing to the nation’s economic sustainability. The ongoing rehabilitation projects at the refineries are critical to addressing the country’s refining challenges and increasing domestic production of refined petroleum products.

It’s worth noting that similar efforts have been undertaken at the Port Harcourt Refining Company, where the mechanical phase has been completed. The Nigerian government is actively working towards ensuring that these refineries become operational, reducing the country’s dependence on imported petroleum products and promoting self-sufficiency in the energy sector. The successful rehabilitation of these refineries is anticipated to have positive implications for Nigeria’s economy by enhancing its capacity for local refining and contributing to job creation and industrial growth.


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