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Dangote Refinery Kicks Off Diesel and Aviation Fuel Production

Dangote Refinery Kicks Off Diesel and Aviation Fuel Production

Dangote Petroleum Refinery officially begins the production of diesel and aviation fuel, marking a significant step forward in its operations. The Chief Branding and Communications Officer of Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina, confirmed this development, highlighting the refinery’s commitment to meeting critical energy needs.

While diesel and aviation fuel are now in production, the refinery is yet to produce Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol. However, the commencement of operations for diesel and aviation fuel represents a noteworthy achievement for Dangote Petroleum Refinery.

In a statement released early on Saturday, the Dangote Group expressed gratitude to various stakeholders who played a pivotal role in the realization of this milestone. Chairman Aliko Dangote specifically thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his unwavering support, along with key organizations such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and regulatory bodies like the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission and Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority. Dangote also extended appreciation to Nigerians for their support and belief in this historic project.

President Bola Tinubu received special acknowledgment for his visionary leadership and attention to detail, making the dream of the refinery a reality. Dangote emphasized the significance of this achievement for Nigeria, characterizing it as a game-changer and a testament to the country’s capability to develop and deliver large-scale projects.

The statement revealed that the Dangote Refinery can load 2,900 trucks a day at its truck-loading gantries, and the products meet Euro V specifications. The refinery design adheres to global emission norms, including those set by the World Bank, US EPA, European standards, and DPR emission/effluent norms.

Anticipated eagerly by Nigerians, the Dangote Refinery is poised to contribute positively to the country’s energy landscape. While diesel and aviation fuel production is underway, the hope is that the refinery will soon add petrol to its product lineup. This development holds the promise of potential reductions in the prices of petroleum products, bringing positive impacts to consumers.

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