The $19 billion worth Dangote Refinery located in Lekki, Lagos, will soon commence refining after receiving one million barrels of crude oil.

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According to a statement released by Dangote yesterday, it was revealed that the 6th one million Agbami crude oil was delivered via MT ALMI SUN, thus enabling the Refinery to meet the stocks required to test run its operations.

The Refinery started receiving its first one million barrels of Agbami crude grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO).

Dangote Oil Refining Company, which the NNPC Ltd., has 20 per cent stake, has started preparing for the test running of the plant.

The Managing Director of Dangote Ports Operations, Mr. Akin Omole had said: “Once the 6 million barrels are fully delivered, it will facilitate the initial run of the refinery as well as kick-start the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).”

According to the company, “Dangote Oil Refinery is 650,000 barrels per day (BPD) integrated refinery project under construction in the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos, Nigeria. It is expected to be Africa’s biggest oil refinery and the world’s biggest single-train facility.”