June 13, 2024

Dangote Ready to Roll Out Diesel, Aviation Fuel as Production Begins at Lagos Refinery

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The multi-billion dollar Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals Company, which is also the largest single train refinery in the world, is set to pump diesel and aviation fuel into the market as production begins on the two products.  

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, who disclosed this in a statement, Friday, said the products will be in the market this January as soon as regulatory approvals are granted.

Aliko Dangote

The 650,000 barrels per day refinery kicked off production, Friday, after it received its fifth shipment of one million barrels of crude oil supply on Thursday, 4 January , 2024 as the company has now received six million barrels of crude supply till date..

Expressing gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his support and ”for making our dream come true,” Dangote said ”This production, as witnessed today, would not have been possible without his visionary leadership and prompt attention to detail.”

Dangote stated further; “His intervention at various stages cleared all impediments thereby accelerating the actualisation of the project. We also thank the NNPC, NUPRC and NMDPRA for their support.

“These organisations have been our dependable partners in this historic journey. We also thank Nigerians for their belief and support in this project.

“We have started the production of diesel and aviation fuel, and the products will be in the market within this month once we receive regulatory approvals.

“This is a big day for Nigeria. We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone. This is an important achievement for our country as it demonstrates our ability to develop and deliver large capital projects. This is a game changer for our country, and I am very fulfilled with the actualisation of this project.

“I must extend our sincere appreciation to our bankers and financiers, both local and offshore, who demonstrated a great deal of patience in seeing us through many difficult times.

“In the same vein, we thank the Government of Lagos State, under the leadership of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who has been incredibly proactive in ensuring that the many challenges we encountered in the course of executing this project were quickly resolved. 

”I thank him immensely.“I also sincerely thank our host communities and their traditional leaders for their sustained patience, forbearance and admirable willingness to work with us to find amicable and win-win resolutions to the many issues we have had to deal with as the construction of this huge facility progressed. Our staff have also contributed so immensely to the success of this project. I thank them profusely.”

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