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Diesel, aviation fuel to be available before end of January – Dangote

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The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has shared exciting news about the commencement of operations at the Dangote integrated refinery in Lagos, South West Nigeria. 

In an official statement by Mr. Anthony Chiejina, Group Head of Corporate Communications at 

Dangote Group, Dangote revealed that the production of diesel and aviation fuel from the refinery is set to be available in the market before the end of January 2024.

“We have started the production of diesel and aviation fuel, and the products will be in the market before the end of the month,” he stated

Dangote, a billionaire businessman, expressed his enthusiasm for this significant milestone, stating, “This is a big day for Nigeria. We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone. This is an important achievement for our country as it demonstrates our ability to develop and deliver large capital projects.”

The Dangote integrated refinery, boasting a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, is located in the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos, making it the world’s largest single-train facility. 

Dangote emphasized the refinery’s potential to meet Nigeria’s refined product requirements and contribute surplus products for export once it operates at full capacity.

Dangote also revealed that the refinery has already received six million barrels of crude oil, with the first delivery taking place on December 12, 2023, and the latest cargo arriving on January 8, 2024. 

He explained the significance of the refinery’s impact on Nigeria’s reliance on imported petroleum products, stating, “This is a game changer for our country, and I am very fulfilled with the actualisation of this project.”

Detailing the refinery’s capabilities, Dangote mentioned that it can load 2,900 trucks a day at its truck-loading gantries. Furthermore, the products produced by the refinery will conform to Euro V specifications, aligning with global standards.

Dangote expressed gratitude to various entities for their support and belief in the historic project. He specifically thanked President Tinubu for his visionary leadership, saying, “His intervention at various stages cleared all impediments, thereby accelerating the actualisation of the project.”

Acknowledging the support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd., the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, and Nigerians, Dangote said, “We also thank Nigerians for their belief and support in this project.”

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