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Dangote Refinery registers MOMAN, IPMAN, DAPPMAN members for petroleum products distribution

*Nigerian petroleum products dealers say the refining of petroleum products from Dangote Petroleum Refinery, in Lagos, will accelerate Nigeria’s economic development and provide their members with seamless access to refined petroleum products in the West African country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Management of Dangote Petroleum Refinery announce the company has commenced registration of distributors for the lifting and distribution of refined petroleum products across Nigeria.

Dangote Group, in a recent statement disclosed members of three prominent associations, that constitute 75 percent of the total market in Nigeria had been registered thus far.

Photo collage of Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Industries Limited, and Dangote Petroleum Refinery

The company indicated the registered associations for distribution of its petroleum products are Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, (IPMAN) and Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, (MOMAN).

“The company is also considering other marketers that have signified interest in the lifting and distribution of its petroleum products in the country,” the statement said.

Dangote also quoted Olufemi Adewole, Executive Secretary, Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN), to have said that the association commenced discussions with Dangote Petroleum Refinery regarding the lifting and distribution of refined petroleum products 2023, during a meeting between DAPPMAN Chairman Dame Winifred Akpani, the 2nd Vice Chairman, Alhaji Mahmud Tukur and the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.

The meeting, Adewole stated, was to explore collaboration between the refinery and DAPPMAN members whose nationwide presence would be critical in distributing products from the refinery to the Nigerian consumers.

The Executive Secretary of DAPPMAN also noted the refining of petroleum products from Dangote Refinery would accelerate Nigeria’s economic development and provide DAPPMAN members with seamless access to refined petroleum products.

Speaking in the same vein, Alhaji Hammed Adekunle Fasola, National Vice-President of IPMAN, said the association had declared its intention to lift and distribute petroleum products from Dangote Refinery.

Fashola said: “We have already established a business relationship with Dangote Refinery.

“We believe that the relationship is going to be a win-win one. Our association owns 80 percent of the retail outlets in the country and we have all it takes to ensure smooth distribution of petroleum products from Dangote Refinery across the country.”

Likewise, the Group stated Clement Isong, Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MOMAN, said association’s members had registered with Dangote Petroleum Refinery to become marketers of its products.

Isong also stated: “I confirm that my members have registered with them. We were waiting for the production to start and now it has started, and they will start discussing the commercial terms.

“So yes, major marketers and other players will buy for the market. The important thing was the registration.”

The MOMAN Chief noted: “So now the commercial terms will be agreed with each marketer and then they will buy from them. There are several ways you can buy from them.

“They have loading ranks, over 90, so you can take your truck to go and pick. You can also use vessels to pick. Those are the two ways you pick products.”

Designed for 100 percent Nigerian Crude with the flexibility to process other crudes, the Refinery can load 2,900 trucks a day at its truck-loading gantries. The products from the Refinery will conform to Euro V specifications.

The refinery design complies with the World Bank, US EPA, European emission norms, and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) emission/effluent norms, employing state-of-the-art technology.

Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100 percent of Nigeria’s requirement for all refined products (Gasoline, 45 million litres per day; Diesel, 14 million litres per day; Kerosene, 10 million litres per day and Aviation Jet, 2 million litres per day) and have surplus for export.

Reacting to the spate of reports claiming to be appointed distributors of Dangote Petroleum products, the Management of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) noted that the registration of distributors has commenced.

The Management of the conglomerate, however, stated that the process of appointment is ongoing.

“All news regarding the Dangote Refinery should not be taken as a matter of fact if not officially communicated by the company”, said the DIL in the statement.

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