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Fuel Scarcity Crisis to ease soon as NNPC reopens Port Harcourt, Kaduna refineries

According to the NNPC, the Port Harcourt refinery has commenced operations while the Kaduna refinery is expected to begin operations by next week.

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The ongoing fuel scarcity in the country is expected to end soon as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the reopening of the Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries.

According to the NNPC, the Port Harcourt refinery has commenced operations while the Kaduna refinery is expected to begin operations by next week.

This was disclosed by the NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba-Deen Mohammed while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

“Port Harcourt (refinery) has been refining for quite a while now, from last week, between three and five million litres. We expect Kaduna to begin any time from now, and we also have vessels discharging fuel. And so, all these combined measures will bring down the situation,” Mohammed said according to Punch.

“When you have this kind of situation, people will naturally get agitated; but people are getting calm now because they know the supply gap has now been bridged and it is a question of distribution now,” he added.

Mohammed also said that the situation would be fully resolved by the end of the week.

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