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Nigeria:NNPC plans to upgrade Port Harcourt refinnery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) plans to upgrade the Port Harcourt oil refinnery

“We are going back to the original contractors who built all the units to ensure an effective and total refurbishment of the plant,” Austen Oniwon, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said in a statement.

“Unlike in the past when the scope of work was not clearly specified, we intend to conduct a full scale technical audit with well defined scope of work for the contract.”

NNPC did not specify how much would be spent on the upgrade or when it expected works to be completed.

Nigeria has four refineries with a combined capacity of 445,000 bpd but they have never reached full production because of sabotage attacks and poor maintenance.