Fuel shortages: Minister appeals for calmFrom AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has enjoined Nigerians to be more patient as the corporation
is working hard to end fuel shortage across the country.
“I appreciate the patience of Nigerians and I am committed and focused to make petrol available to all nooks and crannies of Nigeria,” Kachikwu said.
He gave the assurance as he recommissioned the 46km Escravos-Warri-Kaduna pipeline
Kachikwu stressed that both Warri and Kaduna refineries were now receiving crude simultaneously for the first time in many years.
He said Warri facility had started working while Kaduna will start production at the end of the month.
“The Escravos terminal is the heartbeat of the downstream sector of the industry and critical to local supply of finished petroleum product as both refineries in Warri and Kaduna are majorly fed from Escravos crude stock,” Kachikwu said.
He said the three refineries were going to be working and would help significantly with the issue of fuel supply and distribution across the country and would go a long way to manage the fuel crisis.
– CAJ News
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