Process Licensors Invited By The NNPC To Audit Refineries
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has disclosed that it has already set plans in motion to invite some external licensors to undertake process audits on its four refineries in the country in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna.
NNPC stated that once this audit process is completed, the capacity of the refineries being used will increase to 60 per cent by the end of 2017, even as its importation of petroleum products into the country would reduce.
Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs of the corporation released a statement in Abuja the nations capital yesterday where he stated that Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of NNPC revealed this to newsmen who paid a courtesy call on him.
The GMD stated that the NNPC is keen to end importation of petroleum products in a few years as there are concrete plans to achieve this.
He further explained that after they hit 60 percent next year, the plan is to hit 80 percent by 2018 and with that come to the point where there will be no need to import products.
He also beseeched the media to help in enlightening the public on the dangers of pipeline vandalism, which he said had become a drain on the nation’s economy.