The Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Emmanuel Kachikwu has said that there is no succor yet from the nation’s refineries, as the 210,000-capacity Port Harcourt Refinery will be re-streamed by mid-December.
According to him, Port Harcourt Refinery will be re-streamed on December 6th. He said; “You know that when this happens you have to give the plant some time before it can begin to churn out products. So we are not expecting anything from Port Harcourt Refinery until mid-December”.
“Same thing goes for Kaduna Refinery, which is expected to come back about that time if we dispatch with the pipeline issues” he added. Notwithstanding the state of the refineries, the minister gave the assurance that “We are preparing heavily for the Yuletide Season and we are going to bring in products massively to cater for demand.”