The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday, announced that the Port Harcourt refinery has resumed production.
The refinery has a production capacity of 210,000 barrels a day.
According to the spokesman to the NNPC, Garba Deen Muhammad made this information available in a statement.
“It is not in full capacity. Production is between three and five million litres daily,” spokesman said. Work resumed last week.
Despite being Africa’s largest crude exporter, Nigeria imports almost all of its petrol.
Dollar shortages and the shutdown of its refineries have for weeks left motorists queuing for petrol across the nation.
NNPC announced earlier this month that it planned to restart its 110,000-barrel-per-day refinery in city of Kaduna by mid-April.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu last month said Nigeria was in talks with oil companies Chevron, Total and ENI seeking help to revamp the ailing refineries nationwide.