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NNPC Yet to Reopen Warri Refinery over Shortage of Crude Oil

The country’s Warri Refinery has not yet reopened after last week’s temporary closure because the plant does not have sufficient crude oil to make it restart operations, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said.

Spokesman for the oil corporation, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, said that crude oil was still being loaded into the plant, and that the refinery would only restart when it had enough crude to keep it going for at least 25 days.

The NNPC had said that the decision to shut Warri was taken because there was insufficient crude in the system, adding it expected to resume by Tuesday.

The 125,000 barrels per day Warri refinery resumed operations two months ago after maintenance that began in November 2014. It is expected to run at 60,000bpd.

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