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Byadulawo

Dec 11, 2023

After several failed commencement dates, the Dangote Petroleum Refinery has revealed that it will kick-start producing Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, and JetA1 or aviation fuel in January 2024.

However, the company would delay petrol production commencement pending crude oil supply.

It was gathered at the weekend that the facility would require a minimum of six million barrels of crude oil to kick-start the full production of refined petroleum products, including AGO, PMS, Jet A1, and Dual Purpose Kerosene, otherwise called kerosene.

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ADULAWO NEWS reports that what the refinery got last week was one million barrels of crude oil, while the remaining five million barrels would arrive at the $20bn facility in another five instalments from Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited and ExxonMobil in weeks.

The development comes as the company had hinted to commence operation in October this year.
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However, the chief executive of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, Gbenga Komolafe, had expressed concerns over Dangote Refinery and domestic refineries’ inability to get crude oil supply despite the country’s huge reserves.

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