The three refineries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri have resumed production of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) or diesel, and Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) or kerosene, The Citizen reported.
In a statement in Abuja, NNPC disclosed that the refineries started producing both commodities and were currently producing more than 6m liters of kerosene and 7m liters of diesel on a daily basis, informed Vanguard.
The resumption of refining of the products is expected to balance the disequilibrium in demand and supply being experienced across the country. As previously reported by, the scarcity of kerosene, used by millions of largely poor Nigerians for cooking, hit major cities and resulted in a 60% increase on price.
Furthermore, the NNPC also stated that the Kaduna Refinery had roared into action, producing millions of liters products to ease out the situation in supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.
NNPC Public Affair Division’s General Manager, Ndu Ughamadu, said the products were pumped and started being loaded. “They are going to load up to 1 million litres of DPK and AGO. The products are there in the tank and we are doing everything to get them to the market,” he added.