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Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by shafykay(m): 5:50pm On Nov 26, 2023
The President/Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that the $20bn Dangote refinery in Lekki, Lagos would start with the refining of 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

Dangote, who disclosed this during an interview with the Financial Times, also stated that the refinery would receive about six million barrels of crude in December 2023.

“We’re starting with 350,000 barrels a day, “Dangote told the Financial Times, adding that a deal had already been clinched for the “first cargo of about 6mn barrels” for delivery next month.

Dangote said he believed the refinery could reach its capacity of 650,000 barrels a day by the end of 2024, although the IMF has said it doubts it will reach more than a third of that by 2025.

At full tilt, the refinery, the world’s largest “single train” facility with just one distillation unit, could save Nigeria billions in foreign exchange currently spent on imported fuel.

It was “shameful”, Dangote said, that Nigeria, a major oil producer for more than 50 years, could not refine its own crude in anything like sufficient quantity.

Dangote conceded there were times when he thought the massive project — long delayed and about $8bn over budget — might jeopardise his business empire.

The challenges that we faced, I don’t know whether other people can face these challenges and even survive,” he said. “It’s either we sink or we sail through. And we thank the Almighty that at least we’ve arrived at the destination.”

Yet in what is supposed to be Dangote’s moment of triumph, he finds himself under intense pressure. A rival industrialist has accused him of underhand business practices and of gaining unfair access to foreign exchange from a central bank whose former governor is now being investigated by the authorities. Dangote has denied both allegations.

In addition, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been unable or unwilling to supply him with the crude his refinery needs, although Dangote insists it is only a matter of weeks before oil starts flowing.

A few even doubt the refinery will work at all, or predict that it will be inefficient. Rumours are also rife that Dangote, whom critics accuse of having unduly benefited from close relations with four successive administrations, has fallen out with Bola Tinubu, who became president in May.

In the interview, Dangote complained that rivals were complaining because they did not understand what it took to run a business that was the country’s biggest private-sector employer and its biggest taxpayer. “Sometimes when people talk about us, it’s like the government is holding everybody down and allowing us alone to fly.”

He did not want to discuss in detail a tussle over the supply of crude with NNPC, which owns 20 per cent of the refinery after a $2.76bn equity purchase in 2021. Nigeria produces about 1.4 million barrels of oil a day, well short of its OPEC quota of 1.8 million barrels, with much pre-sold in forward contracts.

“Let’s not have the blame game here,” he said of NNPC’s reported difficulties in meeting the refinery’s requirements. “We have resolved all the issues of supply.”

Dangote rejected suggestions that NNPC was playing hardball to negotiate a bigger share of the refinery, which he said would generate revenue of $25bn a year at full capacity. “I don’t think NNPC needs to buy more shares. I think they’re OK with what we’ve given them.”

The refinery would eventually be floated as a separate company, he said, initially on the Lagos stock exchange.
Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by brain54(m): 5:51pm On Nov 26, 2023
Actions speak louder than words…

No time for stories!

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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by Paraman: 5:56pm On Nov 26, 2023
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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by shafykay(m): 5:58pm On Nov 26, 2023
Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by Bobloco: 5:59pm On Nov 26, 2023
sad

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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by Zidoh(m): 6:04pm On Nov 26, 2023
These people should kick start .... We are tired of commissioning and soon start. High cost fuel is killing.

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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by victorclean(f): 6:32pm On Nov 26, 2023
Are we sure is real crude oil they want to refine or already refined oil ( finished products) is what they are bringing to pour into the tank reservoir?.
Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by tollyboy5(m): 6:35pm On Nov 26, 2023
brain54:
Actions speak louder than words…

No time for stories!
The story about the refinery go don reach 1million barrel if to sey na crude oil
Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by Alaigbo(m): 6:36pm On Nov 26, 2023
Watch n note all the fools that will insult denigrate Dangote of delay in production from A - Z are igbos and only Igbos. I quoted them below.

The worrisome thing is that same obidient ipob Igbo will not say a single word condemning Orient petroleum Pandora. Obi commissioned since 2013 but till this very hour it is yet to produce one sachet of petroleum products.

Hausa Fulani Kanuri and all other Northerners be it Christian or Muslim take note. When they tell you a section of the country is your enemy n hate you don't jump on the bandwagon but little details n actions such as this is what you should use in judging who your real enemies are then you add how many Dangote truck as been burnt in each region foe whatever reason.


tollyboy5:

The story about the refiner go don reach 1million barrel if to sey na crude oil
Zidoh:
These people should kick start .... We are tired of commissioning and soon start. High cost fuel is killing.
brain54:
Actions speak louder than words
No time for stories!
victorclean:
Are we sure is real crude oil they want to refine or already refined oil ( finished products) is what they are bringing to pour into the tank reservoir?.

Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by DEXTROVERT: 6:46pm On Nov 26, 2023
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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by KingKO22: 6:51pm On Nov 26, 2023
Enough of to start

This is expected of them since January when Buhari commissioned the project


Half is better than none

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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by ednut1(m): 6:51pm On Nov 26, 2023
Zidoh:
These people should kick start .... We are tired of commissioning and soon start. High cost fuel is killing.
even if he starts operations it won’t reduce the price. With the limestone we have here imported chinese made cement is cheaper (but govt has banned the importation). At best there will be 20 to 30 naira reduction

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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by Faiththatworks(m): 7:06pm On Nov 26, 2023
Hi

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Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by brain54(m): 8:42pm On Nov 26, 2023
tollyboy5:

The story about the refinery go don reach 1million barrel if to sey na crude oil
True…
Re: Dangote Refinery To Start With 350,000bpd Crude — CEO by Mynd44: 9:10pm On Nov 26, 2023

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