Crude Oil Supply to Kaduna Refineries Resumes August End – KRPC Boss

Crude Oil Supply to Kaduna Refineries Resumes August End – KRPC Boss

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By Alex Uangbaoje

In its efforts at respositioning the Nigeria oil sector to its place among the oil producing nation’s, the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) said crude oil supply to its plant will resume from August ending for refining.

Engr. Saidu Aliyu Mohammed Managing Director KRPC made this known while delivering his address at the opening ceremony of the Annual Energy Correspondents Workshop in Kano organised by KRPC.

“Replacement of the week segments of the pipeline is ongoing. The repair work is expected to be completed on 27th August, 2015 and thereafter, crude oil supply to KRPC would resume.” he revealed. 

Represented by Idi Mukhtar‎ Executive Director, Services, KRPC.‎ The KRPC boss lamented that the supply of crude oil to the KRPC is grossly inadequate, adding that it is still a major challenge to the sustenance of the plant operation and needed to be tackled holistically.

“The incessant vandalism on Warri-Kaduna pipeline is one of the greatest
threats to KRPC’s performance.”

“This line needs to be highly secured to guarantee continous supply of crude oil to KRPC. We advocate for the pipeline to be regarded as ‘Military
Zone’ in view of its strategic importance.‎” He advocates. 

“While, the plants were shutdown due to lack of crude oil, the opportunity was exploited to intensify the plant rehabilitation activities.”

‎”The current ongoing plant rehabilitation is being done in phases.‎ phasse 1 was completed in December, 2014 and phase 2 was concluded in July, 2015. We are hoping to commence phase 3 from September 2015.

“It is pertinent to mention that these achievements and indeed the smooth
running of KRPC could not have been realised without the host‎ communities.” He emphasized. 

In his remarks, Mallam Garba Mohammed Chairman, Correspondents chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna ‎charges media practitioners on the need to change their approach and philosophy towards reporting.

According ‎to him, “The news media often than not likes to point out what is wrong with the oil and gas industry. Saying KRPC is the first organisation in the North that has ever provided periodic training workshops for journalists.

Garba added that all stakeholders including the media must harmonize their operations to work towards the effective development of the oil and gas sector.

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