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‘We are test-running’ – Nigerian Govt provides fresh updates on Port Harcourt refinery

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The Nigerian Government has said the Port Harcourt Refining Company was still being test-run, adding that refined petroleum products from the plant would hit the market soon.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, told journalists on Wednesday that the plant was still being test-run.

Speaking at a briefing in Abuja, Lokpobiri, said the mechanical aspect of the refinery has been completed.

According to him, the Port Harcourt refinery is one of the projects that were very fundamental to the survival of the country economically.

“I believe that very soon products will start coming from there…and the Warri refinery is in top gear.

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“If you ask me, in the next few months, we would have tremendously increased our refining capacity.

“So I believe that very soon the Port Harcourt refinery and the other refineries will all come on stream,” he said.

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