‘Refineries to resume work month end’

TVC E, BUSINESS -  Head of refining at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has disclosed that  refineries are expected to restart before the end of the month after attacks on their feedstock pipelines forced their closure in January. The oil company halted crude flows to the refineries around mid-January after the key pipelines feeding the plants were attacked. The refineries were then shut down a few days later. The 150,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Harcourt refinery is expected to restart its crude distillation unit on Saturday after receiving crude supplies by sea to be followed by a resumption in pipeline supplies. Meanwhile, it is able to produce gasoline from its fluid catalytic converter. “The Warri refinery has no crude. It will take close to 10 days to pile up crude stock and for Kaduna maybe we’re another five days away after that,” Dennis Ajulu, executive director of refining and technology at state...