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NNPC to complete test runs at Port Harcourt refinery this month

Nigerian state-owned oil firm NNPC Ltd. has announced that it will complete test runs at the Port Harcourt refinery in the south this month, marking a major step towards resuming operations after five years of shutdown.

According to NNPC spokesperson Femi Soneye, “Testing will conclude shortly, ensuring the refinery’s efficient operation. That phase will be completed this month.”

The refinery, which is undergoing an upgrade, will begin by processing 60,000 barrels per day, and NNPC expects to operate at its full capacity of 210,000 barrels per day later this year.

The government is trying to revive Nigerian state-owned refineries, including Port Harcourt, which have been mothballed for years, to end the country’s reliance on imported refined products.


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