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Dangote Petroleum Refinery signals production kick-off with 6th batch of crude

World’s Largest Single-Train Refinery Gears Up as It Completes Initial Scheduled Six Million Barrels Consignment

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In a significant move toward operational readiness, the Dangote Petroleum Refinery declared its preparedness to commence refined petroleum product production as it welcomed the 6th batch of one million barrels of crude oil—a crucial requirement for its initial operations.

The announcement, made on Monday, highlighted the pivotal role of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited in supplying the sixth and final batch of one million Agbami crude barrels to the Dangote refinery. The delivery, facilitated by MT ALMI SUN, marks the completion of the initial scheduled six million barrel consignment necessary for the launch of operations by the world’s largest single-train refinery.

A month prior, the refinery received its first one million barrels of Agbami crude grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited. The subsequent batches have been gradually supplied to the Dangote facility, culminating in the recent discharge of the 6th batch at the Single Point Mooring at the Dangote Offshore Oil Terminal.

Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, Akin Omole, expressed confidence in the refinery’s imminent operational phase, emphasizing that the full delivery of the six million barrels would pave the way for the refinery to commence activities, beginning with the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and liquefied petroleum gas, and eventually progressing to Premium Motor Spirit.

This development assumes significance in addressing the fuel supply challenges faced by Nigeria and other West African countries. Designed to process 650,000 barrels per day of 100% Nigerian crude, with flexibility for other African and global crude grades, the Dangote Petroleum Refinery positions itself to meet the entire refined product requirements of Nigeria, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and aviation jet, with surplus for export.

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