Press statement from NNPC below…
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and
Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has
recommissioned the Escravos-Warri-Kaduna
pipeline stressing that both Warri and Kaduna
refineries are now receiving crude simultaneously
for the first time in many years.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division,
Mallam Garba Deen Muhammad in a press statement
quoted Dr. Kachikwu as saying that Warri has started
working while Kaduna will start production at the end of the
The Minister noted that this means that for the first time in
many years, all the three refineries and major crude
pipelines will be working at the same time.
Dr. Kachikwu stated that Escravos terminal is the heart
beat of the downstream sector of the industry and critical
to local supply of finished petroleum product as both
refineries in Warri and Kaduna are majorly fed from
Escravos crude stock.
“The challenge of this country is the challenge of
focus and stewardship. For the first time in many
years the three refineries are going to be working
and it will help in a great deal with the issue of fuel
supply and distribution across the country and it will
go a long way to manage the fuel crisis,’’ Dr.
He enjoined Nigerians to be more patient as the Corporation
is working hard to end fuel shortage across the country.
“I appreciate the patients of Nigerians and I am
committed and focused to make petrol available to
all nooks and crannies of Nigeria,” the Minister
Mallam Garba Deen Muhammad
Group General Manager
Group Public Affairs Division,
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Abuja.
22nd April, 2016.