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Ogbele refinery second phase to be commissioned in March

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The second phase of the Ogbele Modular Refinery will be commissioned in March 2019 by the Niger Delta Exploration and Production, NDEP.

Ogbele phase 2 will have the capacity to utilize 5, 000 barrels per day of crude doubling the capacity of the first phase, five times.

According to Africa Oil and Gas report, the first phase which was commissioned in 2011 has produced over 124.5 million litres of diesel since installment.

The installment of Train 2 as the second project is called may have come due to the strong advocation for local production by the NDEP Group Managing director, Layiwola Fatona.

The second unit will produce five different products – more Diesel, (AGO), Dual purpose kerosene (DPK), Marine diesel, Heavy fuel oil and Stabilized Naphta.

Train 3 of the Ogbele Refinery will be commissioned before the end of the third quarter 2019 but the unit that would enable it to add gasoline to its products would only be commissioned in 2020.

This development is coming when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has collapsed negotiations with financiers on revamping the Nigerian refineries.

NNPC recently disclosed its plans to now focus on revamping the Port Harcourt before 2020 after which it would begin to consider the other refineries.

Source Africa Oil, Gas Report
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