SAN FRANCISCO, January 29, (THEWILL) – The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) has Shut down its operations on January 15 due to the non-availability of crude oil.
This was disclosed to NAN in Kaduna by Abdullahi Idris, Executive Director, Services at KRPC, revealing that the refinery, whose fuel Plant was commissioned in 1980, was functioning at 60 percent capacity “but shut down on January 15 due to unavailability of crude oil.”
Idris, in response to an e-mail NAN sent to him to provide details of the company’s operations as part of a national survey on the state of the country’s refineries operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said the lubes plant was commissioned in 1983 and the petrochemical plant in 1988.
According to him, before it was shut down, the KRPC produced four million litres of petrol (PMS) per day adding that the plant was also producing 2.5 million litres of (AGO) diesel and 1.6 million litres of kerosene per day.
The official said the plant had undergone a turnaround maintenance (TAM) in 2013 and currently has a workforce of 1,004 staff.