First Refined Product From Dangote Refinery Expected In Q3, 2022

Dangote Refinery Set To Sell First Oil In Early 2022

Yemisi Izuora

After much delays mechanical work on the Dangote has eventually been completed and hopefully before the end of third quarter processes crude from the plant will be in the market,Aliko Dangote, confirmed in a briefing at the plant site in Lagos.

The plant will start with a processing capacity of 540,000 barrels a day, Dangote said. “Full production can start maybe, by the end of the year or beginning of 2023,” he said.

The facility, which will cost an estimated $19 billion to build, has an installed capacity of 650,000 barrels per day. Its output will be more than enough to meet Nigeria’s fuel demands and turn Africa’s largest crude producer into an exporter of refined crude.

Dangote, originally a cement tycoon, is worth $20.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Nigeria reports 228 new COVID-19 cases in 13 States, FCT

Nigeria on Sunday reported 228 new COVID-19 cases in 13 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its Website  on Monday morning.

The centre noted that the FCT  reported 110 cases, Gombe-38, Lagos-32,  Osun 14 and Taraba-12.

Others are Imo-five, Kaduna-five, Rivers-four, Borno-two, Kano-two, Bauchi-one, Delta-one, Ekiti-one and Ogun State-one.

The agency also reported that there was no new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, it noted that 462 persons recuperated from the infection and were discharged from hospitals across the country.

The agency said that Nigeria’s total infections stands at 252,187.

It also said that 226,408 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Health officials also added that 3,124 people have died from complications after contracting the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Saturday, Nigeria reported 29 new confirmed cases and no death.

The centre said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level II, continues to coordinate the national response activities (NAN)

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