The Warri refinery that was shut down due to power issues has resumed operations about a week ago, after the repair of an electric fault at the plant.
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had in February shut the refinery after gas turbine generators that supply power to the plant tripped off. It then mobilised power firm, General Electric (GE), to rectify the problem.
In a statement, the Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, of NNPC, Mr Anibor Kragha had earlier said;
“The only refinery that is having some issues is the one in Warri, because we have some power challenge and we are working very hard with General Electric, GE, to address that. But in January, all of them were working. The whole of Port Harcourt refinery has come on stream and it is running well,”
The Warri refinery has a capacity of 125,000 barrels per day (bpd) of petrol, diesel and kerosene.
It was reported that the plant has been refining up to 2.4m litres of petrol per day, 2.2 million litres of kerosene and 2.6 million litres of diesel per day. Also that the other refineries in Kaduna and Port Harcourt, shut down and came back within the year, but they are all working at the moment.