The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has revealed that the mechanical completion of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of the year 2024.
According to the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPCL, Olufemi Soneye, the target was to have it sorted in the first quarter of this year.
WRPC, located in Warri, Delta State, and established in 1978, is one of Nigeria’s three refineries under the management of NNPCL.
“Warri should be done by Q1 (first quarter) 2024,” he stated.
The other two include the Port Harcourt Refining Company in Rivers State, and the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company in Kaduna State. Rehabilitation work is also ongoing at both facilities.
It supplies petroleum products to southern and south-western Nigeria but is not producing refined products currently due to the rehabilitation of the facility by the Federal Government.
“These were projects that are very fundamental to our survival economically, and I believe that very soon products will start coming from there. But several components in these gigantic structures will take time mechanically to finalize for products to start coming.”
“Recall that the Dangote refinery was commissioned by the Buhari administration but they haven’t started releasing products because it takes time. So I believe that the Port Harcourt refinery will soon come and the Warri refinery is in top gear,” the minister had stated.