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End Of Fuel Scarcity In Sight As Kachikwu Re-launches Escravos Pipeline

Ibe Kachikwu
Posted: Apr 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Saturday, April 23, 2016, reinaugurated the Escravos-Warri-Kaduna pipeline stressing that both Warri and Kaduna refineries are now receiving crude simultaneously for the first time in many years.

Kachikwu was quoted in a press statement released by Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, as saying that the Warri refinery has started working while the plant in Kaduna would start production at the end of the month.

Kachikwu stated that the Escravos terminal ws the heartbeat of the downstream sector of the industry and critical to local supply of finished petroleum products, 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,” he said.

Kachikwu enjoined Nigerians to be patient as the NNPC was working hard to end fuel shortages across the country.

“I appreciate the patience of Nigerians and I am committed and focused to make petrol available to all nooks and crannies of Nigeria,” he said.