As we all know, Nigeria is an African country with vast mineral, natural & human resourses. The predominant one of these natural resources is crude oil and this serves as the strongest contributor to the Nigerian economy for now.
The country is also the largest producer of oil and gas in the whole of Africa and right now, it is one of the richest countries in the world due to a large number of mineral resources located within the shores of the country.
Crude Oil in Nigeria is majorly gotten for the South-Southern and South-Eastern parts of Nigeria. Major oil-producing states include Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Imo, Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Abia and others.
When crude oil is mined, it undergoes a kind of processing and this is done in a refinery because the crude oil on its own is almost useless unless refined. Finished products of the crude oil refining process done of refineries include PMS, engine oil, kerosene, Diesel, lubricants, nylon and many other products which we use every day.
Right now, Nigeria has 4 working refineries. These refineries are located in various parts of the country (most especially in the oil-producing regions) and in this article, we will be showing you a list of these refineries.
List Of Oil Refineries in Nigeria & Their Locations
1) Warri Refinery
- Address – Refinery Road, Ekpan, Warri – Delta State, Nigeria
- E-mail – [email protected]
- Phone – 053-250812
The Warri refinery which is also known as Warri Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC) is a Nigerian refinery company which was launched in 1978. It was the first refinery to begin operations in Nigeria and it is located in an oil-rich region known as Warri in Delta state, Nigeria.
This refinery was built to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day but was later made to process 125,000 barrels per day in 1987. Another thing to note is that this refinery was built with a mission to efficiently and profitably process crude oil into petroleum products, manufacture and market petrochemical products through efficient resource utilization while utilising new business opportunities.
It became a registered company in 1988 after the merger of the Warri Refinery and the Ekpan Petrochemical Plants. Warri refinery as also faced some setbacks since it was launched but this has stopped in from providing petrochemical products (alongside other Nigerian refineries) to cater for the everyday need of most Nigerians.
This refinery is also one of the oil refineries in Nigeria which is run managed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Warri refinery was built in 1977 by the General Olusegun Obasanjo led government and the refinery contract was supervised and funded by the office of the then federal commissioner of petroleum resources – General Muhamudu Buhari.
2) Kaduna Refinery
- Address – KM 16 Kachia Road P.M.B 2252 Kaduna.
The Kaduna refinery which is also known as Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) is the only Nigerian refinery located in Northern Nigeria. It was created with a mission to refine crude oil into high-value petroleum and petrochemical products and also manufacture packaging products efficiently.
It was established in 1989 by the then government of Nigeria which was led by General Olusegun Obasanjo alongside the Warri refinery. Kaduna refinery currently has a capacity of around 110,000 barrel per day and was created to manufacture high-quality petrol and other petrochemical products from crude oil.
Finished products from this refinery alongside their daily production rate are listed below.
- Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) – 3,857 MT/DAY
- Kerosine (Aviation And Domestic) – 1,686 MT/DAY
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – 620 MT/DAY
- Automotive Gas Oil (AGO-diesel) – 3,000 MT/DAY
- Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) – 2,100 MT/DAY
- High Pour Fuel Oil (HPFO) – 2,100 MT/DAY
- Lube Base Oils – 657 MT/DAY
- Asphalt – 1,796 MT/DAY
- Hydro-finished Wax
- Linear Alkyl Benzene
- Heavy Alkylate
- Kero Solvent
- Normal Paraffins
- Aromatic Solvent
- Heavy Paraffins
- Sulphur Flakes
PS: MT means Million Tons
3) Old Port Harcourt Refinery
- Address – Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited’Alesa Eleme, Port Harcourt. P.O. Box 585
- Phone – (084) 777848
The Old Port Harcourt refinery which is popularly known as Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) is a Nigeria-based oil and gas company primarily specializing in the refining of crude oil into petroleum products. It is located at Alesa Eleme, Port Harcourt city, Rivers State, South Southern Nigeria.
It was established in 1965 and currently, this refinery has the capacity to produce about 60,000 barrels of oil per stream day (BSPD). This refinery is also a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and it is one of the biggest refineries in Africa (alongside the new one which would be talked about in a moment).
Petrochemical products produced by this refinery include Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Kerosene (aviation and domestic), Automotive Gas Oil (AGO – diesel), Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) and High Pour Fuel Oil (HPFO) etc.
4) New Port Harcourt Refinery
- Address – Port Harcourt Refining Company Ltd, Alesa Eleme, P.O Box 585, Port Harcourt
- Phone – 084–766951
The new Port Harcourt refinery is a subsidiary of the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) and it is also located in Port Harcourt Nigeria. This new refinery was commissioned in 1989 with an installed capacity of 150,000 barrels per stream day (BSPD).
This new refinery brings the combined crude processing capacity of the Port Harcourt Refinery (both old and new) to 210,000 barrel per stream day (BSPD).
Combined, the Port Harcourt refinery has five (5) process areas – Areas 1-5. The new refinery is made up of Areas 1-4 while the old refinery occupies Area 5. Products gotten from this refinery include Kerosene, Automotive Gas oil (AGO), Straight –Run Naphta (SRN), Straight Run Gasoline (SRG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and so on.