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Sylva Reveals Fuel Importation To End By 2024

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has projected that by the first Quarter of 2024, Nigeria would put an end to the importation of petroleum products into the country.

Sylva also said by the first quarter of 2024 the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery would be partly completed while the 650,000 barrel per day capacity Dangote Refinery would also be on stream.

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The Minister stated this, on Monday, at the resumption of the “PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023)” organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture.

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The 60,000 bpd capacity refinery within the Port Harcourt Refinery complex would be ready for production by Q1 2023, Sylva expressly stated when presenting the ministry’s scorecard.

The Minister also mentioned many projects for modular refineries in the nation, as well as the Dangote Refinery, the largest single-train refinery in the world with an investment of over 25 billion dollars.

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Therefore, he gave Nigerians the assurance that the nation will stop importing petroleum products once the Port Harcourt refinery, Dangote refinery, and modular refineries were all operating at full capacity.

The minister disclosed that to ensure local supply of the productions by the private refineries, the Federal Government deliberately took 20 per cent equity stake in the Dangote Refinery.

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Equally, the minister said the FG took 30 per cent equity stake in each of the 5000bpd Walter Smith modular refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State and 10,000 bpd Duport Modular Refinery in Edo State among others.

He said the government was currently addressing the challenge of access to crude oil being faced by the modular refineries.

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The minister also said the huge fund being spent on subsidy could be deployed to other developmental projects that would impact positively on many Nigerians.

Sylva added that the removal of subsidy would attract more investment into the petroleum sector as many private people would be willing to invest in building refineries.

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