The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has restated commitment to boost private refinery initiative in the country.
Acting Director of the Agency, Mr. Ahmad Shakur who gave the assurance said the DPR would achieve this by providing the necessary regulatory oversight collaboration with prospective investors.
Shakur stated this during his pre-commission visit to Niger Delta Petroleum Resources, NDPR, refinery capacity expansion Train II project at ogbele, Rivers state.
He commended the marginal field operator for its commitment to national development and said that patriotism, professionalism and passion was the driving force behind the success story of the company.
The Director enjoined other marginal field operators to follow the example of NDPR in other for the country to attain Petroleum product sufficiency.
The NDPR was granted a licence (LTO) to operate a 1.0kbd modular diesel stripping plant by DPR in 2012 and approval to construct (ATC) for expansion which will increase refining capacity to 6.0kbd was granted in 2017.
The train II project will produce more diesel, jet fuel, marine diesel etc