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#Breaking: NNPC Signs Agreement To Supply Dangote Refinery Crude Oil For 20 Yrs.

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has reached an agreement with Dangote Refinery to supply crude oil for 20 years.

The deal NNPC believes will help Nigeria’s oil stays relevant as countries transition to clean energy and also hopes the mouthwatering deal will help Nigeria ends petrol importation.

The NNPC Group Chief Executive Officer, Mele Kyari, confirmed the deal to journalists on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, in Abuja.

He said the combination of output from the Dangote Refinery, which is scheduled to begin next year, would help “eliminate any importation of petroleum products into the country in the mid of 2023.”

“Even if all our four refineries in three locations are operating at 90 per cent of installed capacity, they will only be able to raise 18 million litres of petrol,” he said.

That means that “even if all of them are working today, you would still have a net deficit of PMS to import into this country.”

He said because of Nigeria’s population the volume of petrol required in the country has increased.

“NNPC owns 20 per cent equity in the Dangote Refinery and has a first right of refusal to supply crude oil to the plant. But we saw this energy transition challenge coming.

“We knew that time would come when you would look for people to buy your crude and you would not find it.

“And that means we have locked down the ability to sell crude oil for 33,000 barrels minimum by right for the next 20 years and by right also we have access to 20 per cent of the production from that plant,” he said.

He said the Dangote Refinery will begin producing by the middle of next year and it can produce up to 50 million litres of petrol.

“The combination of that and our ability to bring back our refinery will eliminate any importation of petroleum products into this country next year. You would not see any importation into this country next year,” Mr Kyari said.

“This is very practical. When we are done with our refineries and the Dangote refinery, there remain other small initiatives that we are doing, small modular condensate refineries that we are building. If that happens and we are very optimistic it will happen, you would see that this country will now be a net exporter.

“It will be a hub for the export of petroleum products, not just to the West African sub-region. This will happen. The flow of supply will change by the middle of next year, it will change. You will not need the importation of petroleum products into this country by the middle of next year,” he said.

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