Port Harcourt Refinery Shuts Down

Port Harcourt Refinery Shuts Down
  • PublishedFebruary 1, 2018

Since December 2017 fuel scarcity has been one of the problems all across the country.

Latest reports are now that the Port Harcourt Refinery which is the most viable of the three refineries in the country has been shut down.

The reason for the shutdown is said to be a damaged rotor which has affected it operations.

This means that even the three to five million litres of petrol being produced per day by the company has been stopped thereby making the country to become totally dependent on fuel importation. The Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU), Crude Distillation Unit (CDU), Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) are said to be currently down at the refinery and need to be fixed.

The 210,000 barrel per day refining plant which has been down for almost three weeks may come on stream very soon as the staff and officials of the company are reportedly battling to fixed the damaged equipment through local sourcing. Sources said that efforts are being made to source for the parts both within the refinery and outside, especially from Warri Refinery.



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