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Dangote Refinery Due Year-End 2020

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Dangote refinery is not expected to come onstream until the end of 2020 due to issues with the importation of steel and other equipment, according to executives at the company in a Reuters report.

The 650,000 bpd Dangote refinery will make a significant contribution to aiding Nigeria in addressing its refined petroleum products problem and the need to spend a big piece of its budget on importing fuel.

A Dangote executive said the company could start using the refinery’s tank farms as a depot to warm up operations. “We will be able to complete the (refinery) project by the end of next year – mechanical completion,” said Dangote Group Executive Director Devakumar Edwin, was cited as saying in a Reuters report.