Dangote Refinery to commence production with 6th batch of 1M crude oil barrels

The Dangote Refinery in Nigeria is set to begin production as it receives its 6th batch of 1 million barrels of crude oil 
supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) on January 8. 

This milestone marks a significant step towards the refinery's full operation, which is expected to help meet the country's fuel needs and reduce its dependence on imports.

Key points about this development include
The fresh one million Agbami barrels of crude via MT ALMI SUN is the last cargo to complete the initial scheduled 6 million barrels consignment to be delivered to the Dangote facility for commencement of operations by the world's largest single-train refinery. 

Exactly a month ago, Dangote Refinery received the first one million barrels of Agbami crude grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO), one of the largest trading companies in Nigeria as well as globally, trading in over 8 million barrels of crude oil per day.

Since then, Dangote Refinery has been receiving the crude oil in batches, and the 6th batch of one million barrels of Agbami crude, got discharged today at the Single Point Mooring (SPM-C2) at the Dangote Offshore Oil Terminal (DOOT).

It would be recalled that the Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, Mr. Akin Omole had told newsmen at the Dangote Quay, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos that the Refinery will be in good stead to commence operation, once the 6 million barrels of crude had been delivered.

Omole said, “Once the 6 million barrels are fully delivered, it will facilitate the initial run of the refinery as well as kick-start the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)."

This latest development will play a pivotal role in alleviating the fuel supply challenges faced by Nigeria as well as the West African countries.

Designed for 100% Nigerian crude with the flexibility to process other crudes, the 650,000 barrels per day, Dangote Petroleum Refinery can process most African crude grades, Middle Eastern Arab Light and even US Light tight oil as well as crude from other countries, a press statement from the company states.

The statement further noted that Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100% of Nigeria’s requirement of all refined products, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and aviation jet, and has a surplus of each of these products for export. 

The refinery, built by billionaire Aliko Dangote, is one of the largest single-train refineries in the world and is poised to have the largest crude refining capacity in Africa. With an initial capacity to refine 350,000 barrels per day, the facility is expected to eventually reach 650,000 barrels per day when fully operational, producing a range of oil products including diesel, jet fuel, and automotive fuel
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