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Buhari to build 1000km pipeline from Niger Republic to supply Kaduna refinery


Barring any last minute change of mind, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is set to construct 1,000 kilometres of pipeline from Agadam Niger Republic, to supply crude oil to Kaduna refinery.

The Group Managing Director, (GMD) Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC), on Friday made the disclosure to newsmen.

He made the disclosure during a visit to the Kaduna Refinery Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC) in Kaduna.

Baru said high-level contacts have been made with the Niger Republic on the possibility of importing crude from the country.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has made several contacts with the President of Niger Republic.

“We are talking with Niger Ministry of petroleum. We are also talking with the Chinese Company operating in Agadam.

Baru said some investors have shown interest to build another refinery of 50,000 barrels per day capacity.

“We are convincing them to come and build side by side with the refinery.

“The intention is to build around Kano but we think there is a greater synergy to what I have seen here. 

“I am more convinced they will benefit from some of the utilities of Kaduna refinery,” Baru said.

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