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Nigeria to build new refinery in pursuit of self-sufficiency

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 05/10/2017 (10:56)
According to market sources, Nigeria takes concrete steps to be able to meet its domestic demand as Dangote Oil Refinery Company (Dangote) is building an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos, Nigeria. Once completed in 2019, the refinery is expected to be the world’s biggest single-train refinery.

The refinery will produce Euro-V quality gasoline and diesel, jet fuel as well as propylene. The estimated cost of the project is $9 billion.

Nigeria comes as the second biggest country in Africa in terms of proven oil reserves, which are at around 37 billion barrels. However, given the lack of domestic refining capacity, the country imports the majority of its refined products. Thanks to its new refinery, Nigeria’s refining capacity will be folded in two and help meeting increasing demand for fuels.

The Dangote refinery will have an annual refining capacity of 10.4 million tonnes (Mt) of gasoline, in addition to 4.6Mt of diesel and 4Mt of jet fuel.It will also produce 0.69Mt of propylene, 0.24Mt of propane, 32,000t of sulphur and 0.5Mt of carbon black feed.
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