The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) stated that the 210,000b/d Port Harcourt refineries would soon commence the production of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK), also known as aviation fuel, reported Vangard.

The Port Harcourt Refining Company’s Managing Director (PHRC), Bafred Enjugu, said that the refinery has met all the international parameters for the production of aviation fuel, Independent informed. He added that the refinery successfully blended ATK, and was only waiting for appropriate conditions to commence full-scale production in response to demand of the aviation sector. He concluded: “we have scored 24 out of the 24 parameters for the production of aviation fuel, and I must say that this is made possible because of the never-give-up attitude of workers of the great PHRC.”

NNPC’s Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, described PHRC as the nation’s flagship refining company, noting that NNPC would do everything possible to ensure that the refinery was not just in operation, but also operating profitably and contributing to meeting local demand for petroleum products in line with its vision and mission.