The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has completed the rehabilitation of the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, and will proceed on the restoration of the pipelines that supply crude oil to the refinery.
Information gathered shows that the NNPC decided not to be noisy about the repairs which it started early this year in order not to attract vandalism of it asset.
It was learnt that the Corporation’s plan is to bring all the refineries on stream before end of this month, having completed their rehabilitation but the challenge it has is how to supply crude to Kaduna.
According to a source at the oil giant, ‘’The pipeline was vandalised in 2010 and couldn’t be repaired because of continual attacks by vandals stalling crude supply to the refinery.’’
Although the source, who pleaded anonymity, didn’t want to disclose the cost of the repairs, he noted that the project is expected to be completed very soon so that productions from the three refineries in the country will meet substantial percentage of the national fuel needs.