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Warri refinery closed down over vandalism

31 August 2015, 18:54

Warri - The Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (NNPC) has been shut down barely one month of resuming production, Punch reports.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Sunday that the refinery was shut down due to the activities of vandals on the pipelines supplying crude oil to the refinery.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Ohi Alegbe, who confirmed the closure, however, assured that the refinery will be re-opened on Tuesday.

Also read: PPMC stops crude supply to Warri refinery

The Warri refinery, which was inaugurated in 1978, is the first Nigerian government’s wholly-owned refinery built to process 100 000 barrels of crude oil per day but was later de-bottlenecked to process 125 000 barrels per day in 1987.

Read more at Punch

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