The Governor of Edo Sate shortly after being conducted round the facilities, by the Managing Director in charge of the refinery, Mr. Tim Tian, stated that the Edo Modular Refinery is ready to commence operations.
Edo Modular Refinery is being developed by Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (ERPC) with support from the state government.
“We traveled to China, three years ago to sign this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). I am very impressed that work has moved at such an astounding speed, in spite of the delay caused by the COVID-19 outbreak”
“The plant is ready: It is ready to receive crude oil; it is ready to process and to deliver products. They have done the pre-commissioning with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). They have certified the refinery as ready for production”
He went further to say “What we have left now is to finalise the crude oil sale contract; these facilities have to get a certain type of crude from the Escravos line and that is being finalized. I hope that before the end of August, we should start lifting products from these facilities”
Peter Ndubuisi Akpu is a Business Strategist, a philomath, a critical thinker, Public Affairs Analyst, and a blogger; studied Law differently at the Ebonyi State University and the Nigerian Law School.