The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has shut down the Warri refinery after gas turbine generators that supply power to the plant tripped off.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the 125,000 barrel per day refinery only resumed production in January, after its Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) was revved up and it began to refine 2million litres of kerosene and 3million litres of diesel daily.
NNPC’s chief operating officer (COO) in charge of refineries Mr. Anibor Kragha, confirmed the shutdown in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
He also said they had mobilized General Electric (GE) to rectify the problem.
“We have shut down to make sure that we address that properly,” Kragha said.
He, however, didn’t specify how long the plant will be down.
Kragha also stated that all the other plants in the country had been running at about 60% capacity since January, including the Old Port Harcourt refinery.