DANGOTE REFINERY to deliver 650,000 Barrels
May 22, 2023 Fausiat Salako-Sanni
DANGOTE refinery is reported to deliver nothing less than 650,000 Barrels per day, the development termed Capacity Refinery, biggest in the world.
This was made known Monday 21st May, 2023 at the commissioning of the petroleum generating edifice at Ibeju-Lekki Lekki area of Lagos State. Dangote Refinery complex is located in the Lekki Free Zone area of Lagos. The refinery is the biggest in Africa and also the biggest single-train refinery in the world.
The 650,000 BPD Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals which is being inaugurated by the president, President Muhammadu Buabri, is expected to churn out Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), diesel (AGO), aviation jet fuel and Dual-Purpose Kerosene (DPK), among other refined products.
President and CEO of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote has expressed thanks for the massive support he and the Dangote group got towards the creation of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals plant.
“We have built a refinery with a capacity to process 650k barrels per day in a single train – which is the largest in the world. We have selected the best plants, equipment and the latest technologies from across the world”. Dangote disclosed.
While giving his opening remarks, Dangote commended Buhari’s government and unequivocally called out the CBN’s Governor, Godwin Emefiele for daring the odds to see to the successful delivery and commissioning of Dangote refinery today in Ibeju-Lekki, a suburb of Lagos. He also thanked all Nigerians for supporting the project.
In his words “Emefiele thank you for moving mountains in the successful completion of Dangote refinery which is built to deliver about 650,000 Barrels per day, a capacity Refinery, biggest in the world.”
Speaking about the magnificent plant, the CEO of Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals, Sanjay Gupta, stated that “everything in this plant by way of size is the first. It is the largest single-train refinery in the world.
Experts believe that the Dangote Refinery could help achieve macroeconomic stability in Nigeria, and help eradicate many of the problems within Nigeria’s oil sector.