The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) has stopped production following renewed activities of Niger Delta militants that has disrupted the supply of crude oil to the facility.
AUTHENTIC News Daily observed that the fire that shows that fuel is being refined has been off since last week.
Igbere TV News however, gathered that the Kaduna refinery stopped production last week Tuesday over what a source attributed to lack of crude oil. According to the source, “we have shut down production for now. We do not have crude supply, am sure it is due to the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region.”
The source however assured that the refinery has enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in reserve pending when they would start getting supply of the crude. “We will resume production as soon as we started getting crude supply from the Niger Delta. We are ready and our equipment are functional, the only problem now is the crude,” said our source. The Refinery only resumed production late April during the fuel scarcity period.
AUTHENTIC News Daily cannot independently verify if the said PMS in store is true but if the ruptured pipes are not repaired, the entire nation may be faced with scarcity of the product.