In a strategic move aligning with the Federal Government’s commitment to bolster domestic refining capacity and enhance the availability of petroleum products within Nigeria, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has successfully supplied over 475,000 barrels of crude oil to the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited through its Bonny Oil & Gas Terminal (BOGT).
According to a statement released by Media Relations Manager Abimbola Essien-Nelson, the resumption of supply from BOGT follows a prolonged outage of more than five years, during which the Port Harcourt refinery underwent extensive rehabilitation and integrity activities on its supply pipeline from BOGT.
Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria and Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Osagie Okunbor commended the collaborative efforts and dedication of teams from BOGT and PHRC in ensuring the success of the project.
Okunbor emphasised the significance of this achievement in the country’s renewed efforts to utilise critical infrastructure for a steady supply of refined products to the Nigerian market.
“The recommencement of crude oil supply from the Bonny Oil and Gas Terminal to the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited is a significant achievement and a game-changer for the industry and the country,” said Osita Nnajiofor, Bonny Terminal Installation Manager.
He highlighted the rigorous integrity checks on pipelines and maintenance activities on BOGT refinery export pumps, ensuring a successful and safe completion of the refinery supply without harm to people, the environment, or equipment.
Nnajiofor concluded by expressing the positive impact of this development on the federal government’s goal of achieving a consistent supply of petroleum products to the downstream market and its associated economic benefits.
The initiative is part of ongoing efforts by the government to revitalise moribund refineries and reduce the nation’s dependence on fuel imports.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; firstname.lastname@example.org; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)