LAGOS, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's state run oil giant Wednesday said three refineries in the country have resumed production of diesel and kerosene.
Spokesperson for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ndu Ughamadu, said in a statement that the resumption of refining of the products was expected to balance the disequilibrium in the demand and supply of the products as being experienced in parts of the country.
The refineries are situated in northern city of Kaduna and southern cities Port Harcourt and Warri respectively.
The Kaduna Refinery had also commenced operations to ease the situation in supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide, the spokesperson added.
Ughamadu said the corporation had made arrangements for additional supply intervention through direct importation of diesel, kerosene and DPK to sustain product availability across the country.
Solomon Ladenegan, the Managing Director of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), said in the statement that the plant was doing well.
This, he said, was especially so since the Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) was revived on Jan. 7, adding that it resumed production same day.
According to Ladenegan, the plant now refines 2 million liters of kerosene and 3 million litres of diesel daily.
In the same vein, the Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), Bafred Enjugu, said the refinery was producing 3 million liters of AGO (diesel) daily.
This, he said, was in addition to 2 millions of DPK (kerosene) being produced by the refinery daily.
He said with the development, production of diesel was being carried out by locals without deployment of foreign expertise. Enditem