The Federal Government says it expects more modular refinery operators who obtained licence to begin operations soon.
Mr Ahmad Shakur, Acting Director in the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), made this known while inspecting a modular refinery – the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) – facilities in Ahoada, Rivers.
“To this end, we are expecting more modular refineries to take off soon.
“Many of them had been given licence to operate, and so with what is happening in NDPR it will put pressure on those given license to begin operation,” he said.
Shakur disclosed that NDPR was the first marginal operator, first to acquire licence for modular refinery and the first to commence production.
“The refinery started production with 1,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and it is currently producing 6,000 bpd.
“NDPR intends to move production further to 11,000 bpd which will add a lot of value and backward integration in the oil and gas industry.
Source: The Nation