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NNPC: Nigeria’s 4 Refineries to Resume Production in July




Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has promised that Nigeria’s four refineries will resume production next month.

Spokesman for the company, Ohi AlegbeOhi Alegbe revealed the development, Yahoo News reports.

“The refineries at Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna will resume next month after a successful turn-around-maintenance (overhaul) of their facilities.

The turn-around-maintenance has been on for some time. We did not just want to make any noise about it. The refineries will start production as soon as they have delivery of crude oil for refining,” Alegbe said.

According to the report, NNPC has four refineries — two in Port Harcourt, one in Kaduna and another in Warri, with a combined installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day.

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  1. prince

    June 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Glory!!! #changeishere

    • Warizdiz

      June 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      They hv started. Claiming credit for what GEJ started. There is some larceny in the APC DNA.

  2. Adain

    June 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    ‘The turn-around-maintenance has been on for some time. We did not just want to make any noise about it…’
    When GEJ was in, they didn’t want to make noise about it. Making it look like he wasn’t doing anything. Suddenly, they feel like ‘making noise about it’. Since they didn’t want to make noise, why didn’t they kukuma leave it and surprise Nigerians with it upon completion of the overhaul process?
    Still I’m glad. I pray this is not another noise. This change needs to happen fast.

  3. Ab

    June 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    This is good news…

  4. Reverse

    June 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Please read and note… “The turn-around-maintenance has been on for some time. We did not just want to make any noise about it. The refineries will start production as soon as they have delivery of crude oil for refining.”

    Before the Change agents come to claim that magician Buhari has performed yet another miracle.

    • Sunshine

      June 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Its a damn lie and stop deceiving yourself. There was no turnaround stuff to be done . It was all about giving out bogus contracts and embezzling it under the pretext of turnaround maintanance. The plan was to sell the damn refineries. Do you know how many times they have awarded turaround maintainace contracts that were never executed? They only decided to fix it when Buhari came on board . Stay tune , you will find out the real story behind this turn around maintanace.

  5. Tee

    June 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Yes…. the change we want…you can say whatever, as long as its happening during Buhari’s administration, he will be commended for it….

    • FasholasLover

      June 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      @Tee, You are the type of supervisor or colleague anybody should be weary of. Your subordinate or colleague pitches an idea by you, you run and claim it. There is a name for people like you.


    • Iris

      June 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm


    • phoenix

      June 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Ole just like your gej,why u people no kuku go your seperate ways,.your thinking is absurd

    • Reverse

      June 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Nothing surprising… keep claiming. The only thing you know well is propaganda, so keep at it. Those that bother to read know what’s up. Tell your magician to perform his magic in the NE too, the silence is unbecoming!

    • phoenix

      June 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I’m glad you now know Buhari is not behind boko haram.its a ploy by your gej and his allies to reduce northern population.

    • commmy

      June 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      Thief. Ole.Blind thief. You will give somebody glory to another. Now u can see why gej did not include subsidy in the budget. It was because of this surprises. You evil generation that are esily brain washed delayed this development when you occupied Nigeria when a good man proposed a good thing and later came back yo blame him. Yet he allows u have ur evil ways and still came up this wonderdul surprise. God don shame una forever.

    • nene+

      June 21, 2015 at 1:40 am

      Hurray! Buhari appointed ghosts ministers to fix the refineries while in his farm, Germany,Niger , Chad and South Africa!

      Non drugged people please revisit the budget and see nonexistence of fuel subsidy as all these where made for fuel production. Mcheew!

  6. iwalewa

    June 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    @Reverse, lol. habi ooooooooooooooo

  7. ShineShineShine

    June 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    More will unfold. I hope GMB builds on what GEJ started. GoodLuck Nigeria.

  8. Ruler

    June 19, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    You know now. All they know is how to make noise. They can sabi thif other people’s ideas.

  9. Moji

    June 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    That it what happens when you have an ex petroleum minister as commander in chief. He’s been so passionate about seeing those refineries function again and I’m proud he achieved it in no time. Bravo Mr. President!
    BN President Buhari has decided to sell 9 out of 16 aircraft. Don’t miss that news oh.
    Change has indeed come.
    Thanks to GEJ for making Buhari look like a messiah. Selling your presidential jets and setting refineries you abandoned for years.

    • commmy

      June 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      So moji in your evil dummy brain na the old general work yhe the refinery?If you remain this evil claiming to be ignorant what you wish
      gej will come to u becos I go work and someone will takw the glory for u to know the impact.

    • tayo

      June 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      Reallyyy!! Moji you are soooo smart!!! PMB has been president for 3 weeks only and has spent about 2 of the 3 weeks out of Nigeria and you think he is behind this….seriously do the maths…actually let me help you out…this is all GEJ so give him credit for it.

  10. Ada Nnewi

    June 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    If GEJ started this, it would have been all over twitter…Reno, abati and okupe would have made sure of this…Sai Baba Well done!

    • ade

      June 19, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Ada you clearly dont know how long the turn around maintenance process takes do you. it sure does not take 3 weeks. it wont kill you to give GEJ some credit you know

    • peaches77

      June 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      All you had to do was just ‘keep moving’. Silly!

  11. jayboogie

    June 19, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    “The turn-around-maintenance has been on for some time. We did not just want to make any noise about it. The refineries will start production as soon as they have delivery of crude oil for refining.” ….GEJ STARTED IT !

    • Mr. Davies

      June 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      You people should not let this people fool you. ” it had started before we didn’t just want to make noise about it.” There is no way this was on, especially during the election period and the PDP won’t have used it as campaign credit. These are people who went as far as slashing petrol prices by N10. Common, its one thing for them to tell us something its now on us to be circumspective about what we choose to believe.

  12. Beeeee

    June 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you GEJ….This is great news. for those who want to give credit to the present administration, I am seriously shaking my head. Which change is here.? So President Buhari can revive refineries that have been dead for over a decade in 3 weeks yet he can’t pick his Ministers in that same time-frame? LMAO. I am all for PMB building on what GEJ started but credit should be given to the people who are deserving. When PMB starts working, he will also get credit where credit is due. One administration cannot fix Nigeria. I doubt if two can. But if our politicians learn to start building on what their predecessors did regardless of party affiliations, we will have our dream country in no time. Finito.!

    • dex

      June 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      Thank you for being objective

    • Bruness

      June 21, 2015 at 5:34 am

      @Beeee God Bless!

  13. Babym

    June 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Some of u are sooo silly I swear! Who gives a damn who started or finished it? Why does thatbmatter so much to u guys?? In reasonable countries is it not normal for a govt to start something and another one continues from where they stopped?? Many of u r still so hung up on this GEJ and Buhari nonesense competition that we start to lose sight of what is really important which is the end working product.

    • Babym 1

      June 19, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      @Babym, Clap for urself you have made so much sense while every other person is silly. You must be dense for not knowing that there will always be people for and against. My friend, go and do your home work. It is not compulsory you comment. Okponu.

    • cindy

      June 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      @babym 1 I’m sorry but how old are you? This is not a debate. Every Nigerian is going to benefit from this achievement whether APC or PDP, so what’s the point of your rant? Why are you still crying? Sore losers.

    • Lotana

      June 20, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Voltron Cindy, it is true that common sense is not so common. You just revealed urself as lacking in intelligent discuss. You started by saying the repairs would benefit everybody then, in the same breath, took sides. The question should be how old are you? APC propagandist still behaving as if they are still the opposition.

  14. i no send

    June 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    if GEJ actually started it i believe Reno,.Fani kayode and My darling Okupe would have screamed from the roof tops .

    • Iris

      June 19, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      But there’s no way Buhari could have started procedures to get this done this in such a short time. People stop thinking of these people with emotion and be logical and rational. That is the only way they will not continue to fool you. Neither of them are your family members so be objective so you can hold them accountable. If GEJ deserves credit give it to him. Where Buhari deserves credit, give it.

  15. M

    June 19, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    THANK YOU GEJ. Only a fool or an illiterate will believe this was done in 1 month.

    • Confuzzled

      June 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      3 weeks. Of which he’s been to not less than 4 countries (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Get real folks. Its OK to admit some good things came out of the GEJ administration. Buhari is still in charge.

    • Ruler

      June 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      I already see plenty fools commenting. This thing is not rocket science. It is as if it will kill them to give GEJ credit.

  16. Gbemi

    June 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Well I guess the overhauling has been on for 8 years right and could have gone on for another 4 years right

  17. nwa papa

    June 19, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    The turn around maintenance has been on for some time and we didn’t want to make any noise about it? Give me a break! I dey laugh….
    The only reason NNPC is getting the refineries back working is because PMB was once an oil minister and has an in depth understanding on what it takes to get the refineries back online unlike inept GEJ that was being fed hogwash by his advisers and didn’t know jack about the sector.
    I say PMB called NNPC on their BS and they were given an ultimatum to get the refineries working or else….

    • phoenix

      June 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      This is the comment I have been longing to see someone are so incisive [email protected] papa u r gr8

    • molarah

      June 21, 2015 at 12:38 am

      As much as I want to believe your comment, the reality is that turn-around maintenance does take a while and its rather unlikely that PMB initiated it.

      Me I’m just happy sha. , PMB, whoever is responsible, I don’t care.

  18. gregory

    June 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Good one!Waiting to see how the Kaduna Refinery will be delivered from the stronghold of some cabals,that will be thanksgiving day.


    June 19, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    will need to see this to believe this…if its true great news and step 3 in phasing out Oil subsidy .

  20. pretty girl

    June 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    i hope this is not another noise making by another govt. But i am actually very happy with these news at least the change is about to start

  21. oversabi

    June 20, 2015 at 1:03 am

    A Jonathan legacy. It is okay to give attribution to the person who is no longer in power. It is a sign of maturation and manhood.

  22. flakyem

    June 20, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Pls go back to the news.the story of Buhari selling the private jet is one of the APC propagandas.Thank you

  23. Just blaze

    June 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

    What you guys don’t know is that the refiner is are actually In functioning order. it was a grand sabotage to ensure their fraudulent activities from oil subsidy and refined pet products importation. They decided to start production knowing that PMB will soon expose the conspiracy

    • phoenix

      June 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Correct*,.that’s the word.end of discussion!

  24. Werindey

    June 20, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I agree with ada. If truly it was gej it wld have been all over social media. Maybe the fear of awarding contracts and nothing being done moved them to get pple to work close to the end of his administration. Knowing fully well if they had announced it wn they were supposed to questions would have been raised.

    And considering the fact thay Gmb has been advocating for this since it now appears he did it.

    Gej was silent about the refineries during his time rather we heard more of subsidy with hardly and mention of upgrading the refineries.
    Now this news is coming who do you think pple would believe did the work. GMB!!

    Dont forget he was elected over a month ago, and u might not know what has been going on behind d scences. So calm down and enjoy, change has come.

  25. Ellajonnez

    June 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Great news. Hope it will be achieved not saying all this just to hype people

  26. nnenne

    June 20, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks GEJ. World Trade Center is near completion too.

    Let credit go to whomever it is due.
    #GEJ tried.

  27. me

    June 21, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Let’s not waste time talking plenty. Emeka Ofor, whom Obasanjo Awarded the contract to maintain the refinery never need…. it was a scam they both designed to finish Nigeria. Little wonder OBJ wanted a third term.

    GEJ took that contract away and first wanted to sell the refineries but later didnt.

    I don’t care who started it, it I care if credit is given wrongly. Truth is that they could have been dulling GEJ, but they know results had to show cos they can’t dull Buhari when it comes to petroleum..

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