27 April 2016
In light of recent decisions to find numerous ways to avert the power crisis, the management of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), says the refinery will resume daily production of petrol starting today, April 27.
According to the Managing Director, Idi Mukhtar, he confirmed this yet again as another part effort to address the current fuel scarcity across Nigeria. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Mukhtar explained that the plant, which will be receiving a supply of crude oil from Escravos in Warri will be producing an average of two million litres of petrol per day.
According to him, “I want to announce that by Wednesday Kaduna Refinery would begin operation with the release of 2 million liters of PMS in Kaduna. This will help reduce the hardship the citizens are facing due to fuel scarcity in the state.
He also stated that measures have been put in place to ensure the constant supply of petroleum products.
“Sustainability of the product is another issue Nigerians will want to hear. With available crude oil, we will be producing 2 million PMS a day. I can assure you that all hands are on deck to ensure supply. We also hope Nigerians will continue praying for it to be sustained,” he said.
Muktar highlighted that once the supply is sustained, there will be no scarcity of petrol in the country. He also blamed the current fuel situation on the afterwards effect of pipeline vandalism. He stated, “from March to April, we witnessed 13 infractions with the pipelines from Abuja to Kaduna. We are losing petrol due to activities of unpatriotic elements tampering with pipelines which is unfortunate.”