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FG shuts down P’Harcourt, Kaduna refineries
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FG shuts down P’Harcourt, Kaduna refineries

Mfonobong Akpan

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday shut down the Port Harcourt and Kaduna Refineries following last weekend’s attacks on vital crude oil pipelines by suspected militants.

NNPC Group General Manager Public Affairs, Mr Ohi Alegbe, in a statement in Abuja, stated that the plants were shut simultaneously on Sunday after the Bonny – Okrika crude supply line to the Port Harcourt Refinery and the Escravos-Warri crude supply line to the Kaduna Refinery suffered breaches.

The Corporation however assured that it has put in place strategies to guarantee unimpeded country-wide availability of petroleum products.

“In response to the unexpected setback, we have activated comprehensive remedial measures to sustain the prevailing stability in the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country,” the NNPC said.