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Dangote Oil Refinery receives 6th cargo of 1m crude oil barrels, set for production

MT ALMI SUN Conveying the 6th One Million Agbami Barrels of Crude at the Single Point Mooring (SPM-C2) of Dangote Offshore Oil Terminal, in Lagos      Photo: Dangote Group

*Dangote Group affirms its Oil Refinery appears set to commence production of petroleum products after receiving the sixth batch of one million barrels of crude supplied by NNPC Limited

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Dangote Oil Refinery has said the oil-refining facility appears set to commence production of petroleum products following the receipt of its sixth batch of one million barrels of crude supplied by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

Dangote Group, in a statement issued Monday, January 8, 2024, disclosed the fresh one million Agbami barrels of crude via MT ALMI SUN “is the last cargo to complete the initial scheduled 6 million barrels consignment to be delivered to the Dangote facility for commencement of operations by the world’s largest single-train refinery.”

Photo collage of Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Industries Limited, and Dangote Oil Refinery, in Lagos

The statement recalled that exactly a month ago, Dangote Refinery received the first one million barrels of Agbami Crude Grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO), one of the largest trading companies in Nigeria as well as globally, trading in over 8 million barrels of crude oil per day.

The conglomerate said since then, Dangote Refinery had been receiving the crude oil in batches, and the 6th batch of one million barrels of Agbami crude, got discharged Monday at the Single Point Mooring (SPM-C2) at the Dangote Offshore Oil Terminal (DOOT).

It is recalled that the Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, Mr. Akin Omole, had told newsmen at the Dangote Quay, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos that the Refinery would be in good stead to commence operation, once the six million barrels of crude had been delivered.

Omole said: “Once the 6 million barrels are fully delivered, it will facilitate the initial run of the refinery as well as kick-start the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).”

This latest development will play a pivotal role in alleviating the fuel supply challenges faced by Nigeria as well as the West African countries.

Designed for 100 percent Nigerian crude with the flexibility to process other crudes, the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Petroleum Refinery can process most African crude grades as well as Middle Eastern Arab Light and even US Light tight oil as well as crude from other countries.

Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100 percent of Nigeria’s requirement of all refined products, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and aviation jet, and has a surplus of each of these products for export.

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