The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) informed that production at the Kaduna refinery plant is expected to restart by mid-April, Reuters reported.

NNPC halted crude flows to the 110,000b/d refinery in the northern city around mid-January after the key pipelines feeding the plants were attacked. The refineries in Port Harcourt and Warri  were then also shut down.

It is still unclear if operations at the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries will also re-start. NNPC has said crude flows have begun at the other refineries, but it was not confirmed if the refineries will be reopened again soon. 

In March, Minister of State for Petroleum, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, said Nigeria was in talks with oil majors Chevron, France’s Total, and Italy’s Eni to get help revamping the ailing refineries.