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Dangote refinery starts production

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The Dangote petroleum refinery has commenced production of diesel and aviation fuel.

The refinery has so far received 6 million bbl of crude oil at its two SPMs located 25 km from the shore. The first crude delivery was carried out on 12 December 2023, and the sixth cargo was delivered on 8 January 2024.

The refinery can load 2900 trucks per day at its truck-loading gantries. The products from the refinery will conform to Euro V specifications. The refinery design complies with the World Bank, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European emission norms, and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) emission/effluent norms.

In a statement, President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, thanked President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his support, encouragement, and thoughtful advice towards the actualisation of this project.

Dangote also thanked the Nigerian National Petroleum Co. Ltd (NNPC Ltd), the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) and Nigerians for their support.

“This is a big day for Nigeria. We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone. This is an important achievement for our country as it demonstrates our ability to develop and deliver large capital projects. This is a game changer for our country, and I am very fulfilled with the actualisation of this project.”

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