The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has announced that the Federal Government will build 1,000 kilometres of pipeline from Agadam Niger Republic, to supply crude oil to Kaduna refinery.
The announcement was made on Friday by the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, during a visit to the Kaduna Refinery Petrochemical Company Limited in Kaduna State.
The GMD also revealed that contacts have been made with Niger Republic on the possibility of importing crude from the country.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has made several contacts with the President of Niger Republic.
“We are talking with Niger Ministry of petroleum. We are also talking with the Chinese Company operating in Agadam .”
He said some investors have shown interest to build another refinery of 50,000 barrels pay day capacity.
He said, “We are convincing them to come and build side by side with the Kaduna refinery.
“The intention is to build around Kano but we think there is greater synergy to what I have seen here. I am more convinced they will benefit from some of the utilities of Kaduna refinery.”
Baru also pledged to sustain efforts at enhancing energy supply to power industries in Kaduna through the development of Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline, as well as development of power plants in Kaduna and Abuja.