20161128

FG To Import Crude Oil From Niger Republic

*Plans 1,000-km pipeline 
With the challenges of moving crude from South-South Nigeria to Kaduna Refinery, the Presidency has turned to Niger Republic for supply of the commodities to bring KRPC into full operation.

Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, made this disclosure at the weekend, saying the the Federal Government plans to construct about 1,000 kilometer crude oil pipelines from Niger Republic to Kaduna Refinery.

According to him, “Due to challenges with the aged refinery and crude oil pipelines that had been breached severally, the operations of the refinery has been epileptic. This we are determined to resolve through various intervention methods, including evaluation of alternative crude oil supply from Niger Republic through building of a pipelines of over 1,000 kilometers from Agadem to Kaduna. That effort is being championed by Mr. President himself.”

He added: “It was important to explore alternative crude supply to KRPC, which has been affected by vandalism of pipelines and obsolescence, assuring that the initiative will reduce downtime of the plant and ensure optimal utilisation.

“The Corporation (NNPC) has already started engagements with the Nigerien Minister of Petroleum and the Chinese that are operating the field at Agadem."

16 comments:

  1. why is NDA doing this to nigeria? we have no any other option but to be economically wise

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  2. Niger delta should chop their oil....

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  3. Pls is it everything we import in nigeria

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  4. Pls is it everything we import in nigeria

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  5. Thats Just tooo Bad
    cos that will create more issue in the Niger Delta

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  6. So we have resulted to importing what we had in abundance???

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  7. Hmmm! Niger Delta don cripple our economy. This is really not too good for Nigeria, we are bigger than Niger Republic in every way.

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  8. What the president is doing ain't wise at all as a leader that's controls different ethnic group why would ur country has something and u wnt to go outside to import that same thing to be use where ur frm, common not wise

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  9. Hmmmm, so it has gotten 2 dat

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  10. @ Jeff,what do you expect him to have done? A situation where some elders can't control dir youths! Do you know dey blew up another pipeline today? Let d NNPC go ahead joor.

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  11. Not a gud option they shld go and settle with the Niger delters...

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  12. See the result of niger delta actions, a whole producer of crudeoil now an importer of crudeoil. Niger delta clap for your self

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