All Nigeria Latest News reports that Dangote Refinery announces the receipt of its initial one million barrels of Agbami crude grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO), marking a significant stride in enhancing Nigeria’s local refining capability.

According to a statement released on Friday, the Dangote Refinery clarified that the shipment reached the facility’s Single-Point Mooring (SPM) and was then unloaded into the refinery’s crude oil tanks.

“The STASCO cargo contained one million barrels from Agbami and sailed to Dangote Refinery’s Single Point Mooring (SPM) where it was discharged into the refinery’s crude oil tanks,” it said.

Dangote Refinery states that the initial one million barrels of crude supply, part of a six million barrels plan from various suppliers, is intended to support the initial 350,000 barrels per day required for the start of crude production at its facility. The next four cargoes, expected in two to three weeks, will be provided by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), while the final six cargoes will be supplied by ExxonMobil.

“This supply will facilitate the initial run of the refinery as well as kick-start the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and LPG before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS),” it said.

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