Dangote Refinery Marks Historic Milestone with Commencement of Operations, Receiving Fifth Crude Oil Supply from NNPC

Dangote Refinery Marks Historic Milestone with Commencement of Operations, Receiving Fifth Crude Oil Supply from NNPC

Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Company Enters Historic Phase

In a groundbreaking development, the Dangote Group announced the initiation of operations at the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Company.

The refinery, boasting a processing capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, commenced operations in May 2023 and recently received its fifth crude oil supply, one million barrels of Bonny Light from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited.

Global Reach and Multicontinental Processing

Designed to handle crude oil grades from Africa, Asia, and America, the refinery represents a significant leap in Nigeria’s oil processing capabilities.

Crucial Crude Oil Supply for Successful Operation

Akin Omole, the Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, emphasized the importance of the recent crude oil supply, stating that the delivery of six million barrels would facilitate the initial run of the refinery.

This milestone marks the beginning of the production of essential fuels such as diesel, aviation fuel, and LPG, with subsequent plans to produce Premium Motor Spirit.

Delayed Inauguration and Operational Kickstart

Originally scheduled for operation in 2021, the Dangote Refinery was officially inaugurated in 2023 by then-President Muhammadu Buhari.

Despite the initial delay, the refinery began receiving crude oil in late 2023, paving the way for its operational debut.

Abundance of Refined Commodities and Export Opportunities

With a surplus of fuel, diesel, kerosene, and aviation jets, the refinery is well-positioned to meet Nigeria’s refined commodities requirements.

Moreover, the excess products offer export opportunities, positioning Nigeria as a potential hub for petroleum product exports.

Technological Features and Daily Throughput

The refinery incorporates three additional Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems for the release of petroleum products and two offshore SPMs dedicated to handling crude oil.

Additionally, the refinery boasts the capacity to load 2,900 trucks daily through its truck-loading gantries, further emphasizing its scale and technological capabilities.

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