Warri Refinery Gets 90-Day Ultimatum To Resume Full Production

Channels Television  
Updated September 3, 2015

Emmanuel-Ibe-Kachikwu-warriThe Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has given the management of Warri Refineries and Petrochemicals 90 days to resume full production.

The GMD told Journalists on Thursday after a facility tour of Warri refinery that the establishment must produce 125,000 barrels of crude oil per day, on or before 60 days from now.

The GMD explained that he is ready to provide the management with the facilities to work, but they must fast-track the production process.

According to him, “whatever you need to do to get your refinery back on track, please do it now because this is the time”.

“It’s a 90 days fast-track programme. And whatever you need me to do to make that happen, let me know,” Kachikwu said.

The Warri refinery was commissioned in 1978.

The NNPC boss had earlier expressed optimism that fuel importation will reduce, with the commencement of production at the Port Harcourt refinery