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NNPC boosts products loading to 260 trucks at PHRC

NNPC boosts products loading to 260 trucks at PHRC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday disclosed that it has completed the rehabilitation and reconstruction of several kilometers of internal access roads at Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) as well as  Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC)Depot in Onne.

Ohi Alegbe

The corporation said on Sunday that with the completion of the projects, daily evacuation of petroleum products has increased from 210 trucks to 260 trucks per day.

NNPC in a statement by its spokesman, Ohi Alegbe in Abuja said the road rehabilitation projects were part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) to its stakeholders.

Commissioning the roads, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Joseph T. Dawha noted  that the roads would go a long way to promote safety and reduce the spilling of petroleum products on asphalt surfaces.

Represented by the Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technology, Adebayo Ibirogba,  the GMD said that the deplorable condition of the roads made loading operations at the depot a night mare to the Petroleum Tanker Drivers and had led to several industrial actions which obstructed the smooth evacuation of petroleum products from the depot in the past.

He noted that with the completion of the roads, tankers could now evacuate about nine million litres of petroleum products on a daily basis from the depot adding that at peak the loading bays can service 350 tankers per day.

He revealed that the installed operational storage capacities of the PPMC depot, Port Harcourt are 6.94 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, 2.44 million litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene and 3.2 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil.

The GMD said the NNPC remains the only integrated oil and gas company in the country that has the capacity to produce crude oil, refine crude oil and sell same through its network of pipelines and depots across the country stressing that the refinery and the depot remain crucial value chains to the core business objective of the corporation.

He noted that the NNPC would ensure that the ongoing rehabilitation and Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the refinery is carried out with every sense of responsibility in order to produce petroleum products that meet the specification of its numerous customers.

 

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