After obtaining the necessary number of barrels of crude oil for production, the Dangote Refinery declared that it was prepared to start producing refined oil products.
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited has delivered the refinery its final shipment of six million barrels of crude oil (NNPCL).
A statement was released on Monday, January 8, 2023, announcing this development.
“Dangote refinery appears set to commence production of refined petroleum products with the receipt of the sixth batch of barrels of crude supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited,” the company said.
The facility has been receiving crude oil shipments since December 2023.
On Friday, December 8, 2023, it received its first cargo of one million barrels of crude oil from Shell International Trading and Shipping Co (STASCO).
On Monday, MT ALMI SUN delivered the final cargo of one million barrels of crude oil to the world’s largest single-train refinery, bringing the total to six million barrels required for the facility to start up.
At the Dangote Quay in Ibeju-Lekki, Akin Omole, the Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, had informed reporters that the facility will be ready for production following the arrival of six million barrels of crude.
“Once the six 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 before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit,” Omole ad said.
The refinery will, according to the firm, relieve Nigerians of their fuel supply problems once it starts operating because it can provide all of Nigeria’s refined product needs.