The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu has assured that production will resume at the Warri refinery by the first week in November.
The refinery which has the capacity to produce 125, 000 barrels of crude oil per day will operate at full production when it resumes.
Kachikwu disclosed this yesterday during a facility tour of the refinery and the adjoining pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, Jetty and Depot in Warri, Delta State. He said the new date was to enable WRPC carry out temporary maintenance on some facilities explaining that the recent shutdown was due to the Fluid Catalytic Cracking, FCC, Unit at the plant.
He noted that the country’s refineries would henceforth be given serious attention, especially in the area of consistent maintenance to enhance productivity.