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  • Updated: January 24, 2022

Dangote Refinery To Begin Operations In 2022

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President Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has announced that its 650,000 barrels per day capacity refinery will begin processing crude oil in the third quarter of 2022.

Dangote announced during a press briefing at the plant site over the weekend in the Lekki FTZ in Lagos as the 650,000 barrels per day capacity refinery, is now officially behind the initially planned date of early 2022.

The announcement is coming at a time when the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and several interest groups have demanded that the federal government must stop the importation of petroleum products and build up local refining capacity before embarking on the removal of fuel subsidies.

 The Dangote Refinery is expected to address Nigeria’s reliance on the importation of petroleum products such as fuel and diesel.

 Dangote said that mechanical work on the refinery has been completed and the plant will start with a processing capacity of 540,000 barrels a day and subsequently commence full production maybe by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.

"Mechanical work on the refinery is complete and hopefully before the end of the third quarter we should be in the market,"

‘’The plant will start with a processing capacity of 540,000 barrels a day. Full production can start maybe, by the end of the year or beginning of 2023.’’

Dangote refinery is a 650,000 barrels per day (BPD) integrated refinery and petrochemical project in the Lekki Free Zone in Lagos, Nigeria. It is owned by the Dangote Group and is expected to be Africa’s biggest oil refinery and the world’s biggest single-train facility, upon completion.

The estimated $19 billion facilities is an integrated refinery and petrochemical project which will meet 100% of Nigeria’s refined petroleum product requirement and even have a surplus for export when completed.

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Lawrence Agbo
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