The Managing Director of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, Engr. Solomon Ladenegan, on Tuesday disclosed that the current production capacity of the refurbished plant has reached 2.5 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and 2.2m of kerosene per day.
Ladenegan made the disclosure during the commissioning of a community road constructed by WRPC at Ifiekporo, Warri South local government area, Delta state.
He noted that renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region had affected the company as it has slowed down crude supply to the refinery.
Ladenegan told newsmen, “Militancy has not directly affected the refinery, but has only slowed crude supply. It’s not good for the refinery to be running and get shut down for 12 days for lack of crude, so we are dealing with these issues
“Currently we are able to produce 2.5million litres of petrol and 2.2million of kerosene daily, the plants are running and we are working to do more.”
He further called on the people where oil facilities are sited to protect such facilities to keep the refinery afloat as it was ready to contribute positively to host communities and promote peace.
“At this point, permit me to invite everyone to be our partners in our determination to add more value to the resources of this great country by efficiently operating the plant of WRPC. Let us act as one by promoting peaceful and cordial relationship”, the Warri Refinery MD added.