Petrol Importation to End June 2023.

 Petrol Importation to End June 2023.

Nigeria will not import refined petroleum products from June next year, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited said yesterday.

The firm said fuel importation will stop, following the anticipated completion of the Dangote Refinery and the ongoing maintenance of the nation’s refineries.

NNPC also explained that it has shut down some of its pipelines due to high production costs, fire and vandalism.

According to the firm, one of its pipelines had 295 illegal connections within a 200-metre range, adding that “some pipelines and products were found in churches and mosques.”

The company disclosed that some highly placed individuals were among 122 arrested for oil theft.

Its Managing Director, Mele Kyari, stated these during the weekly ministerial briefing hosted by the Presidential Communication Team in Abuja, yesterday

Kyari said Nigeria would rely solely on its refineries and the Dangote Refinery, which is expected to be completed on or before June 2023.

He said: “NNPC owns 20 percent equity in the Dangote Refinery. We’re not only owning 20 percent equity, we also have the first right of refusal to supply crude oil to that plant

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