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Edo Refineries Set to Boost Nigeria’s Oil Refining Capacity

The two refineries in Edo State—the Edo Refinery and Duport Midstream Refinery—are poised to increase Nigeria’s oil refining capacity to 1.5 million barrels per day by 2025, according to Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.

Speaking at the Petroleum Training Institute’s Biennial International Conference on Hydrocarbon Science and Technology in Abuja, Wabote said the Edo refineries have already placed a combined order for 300,000 barrels of crude from the Oza oil field and are currently producing diesel, naphtha, and fuel oil.

The Edo Refinery, a 6,000 barrel per day facility located in Ologbo, is being expanded to 12,000 barrels per day after an initial investment of N700 million by the Edo State government in 2019 under Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Together with the Duport Midstream Refinery in Egbokor, the Edo refineries will help Nigeria achieve its target refining capacity along with other projects like the Waltersmith Modular Refinery, OPAC Refinery, Aradel Holdings Refinery, and the 445,000 barrel per day capacity from the Kaduna, Warri, and Port Harcourt refineries.

“The completion of these refinery projects will enable Nigeria to attain a combined refining capacity of about 1.5 million barrels per day by 2025,” Wabote added.

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