Refining in Nigeria: history, challenges and prospects

  title={Refining in Nigeria: history, challenges and prospects},
  author={Anthony Ogbuigwe},
  journal={Applied Petrochemical Research},
  • Anthony Ogbuigwe
  • Published 27 September 2018
  • Business
  • Applied Petrochemical Research
There are four major existing refineries as follows: Old Port Harcourt Refinery; capacity 60,000 bpsd commissioned in 1965.Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company; capacity 125,000 bpsd commissioned in 1978.Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company; capacity 110,000 bpsd commissioned in 1980.New Port Harcourt Refinery; capacity 150,000 bpsd commissioned in 1989.Thus, the total installed capacity is 445,000 bpsd. These plants in the last 15–20 years had a poor operating record with average… 
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