Dangote Refinery Will Commence Operations On May 22, To Refine 103.34 Million Litres Per Day
By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli
On May 22, 2023, the expected commissioning of the Dangote refinery by President Muhammadu Buhari gives Nigeria renewed hope that it can add 103.34 million litres per day to its domestic refinery capacity growth.
Dangote Group has announced the long-awaited launch date of its refinery.
Nigeria’s longstanding refining problem will be solved by a multi-billion dollar oil and petrochemical company.
According to a report received, commissioning will take place on May 22, 2023.
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Such an approach could help the federal government in its efforts to become self-sufficient in refining crude oil locally in order to save precious foreign exchange used in petroleum importation.
Dangote Refinery, which is the world’s largest single-train refinery, will produce as much as 650,000 barrels per day, this translates to a total of 103,341,742 litres of refined petroleum product.
The refinery is said to have been completed with pre-inauguration tests currently ongoing.
The Dangote Refinery complex, located in the Lekki Free Zone area of Lagos State, covers a land area of approximately 2,635 hectares, which is larger than the size of Victoria Island in Lagos.
Its pipeline infrastructure is the largest anywhere in the world, with 1,100 kilometres to handle three billion Standard Cubic Feet per day (Scf/d) of gas due to the large capacity of the refinery.
Reports say that the refinery has a 435 MW-capacity power plant that is able to meet the total power requirement of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).