Monday, January 14, 2013

Sino Arab Energy, Osabo to build $7.5bn oil refinery in Nigeria

China-based Sino Arab Energy, along with a local company Osabo Refining and Petrochemical Industry, plans to construct a $7.5bn crude oil refinery in Akabuyo, Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.
The two companies have entered into agreements for the construction of the refinery, which is expected to process 107,000 barrel of crude every day.

The process to procure all the relevant licenses and permits necessary to set up and operate the refinery have started, reported Vanguard.

It is expected that the facility will take five years to complete and the first phase work will commence in 2014.

The plant will process oil from several wells in the Niger Delta basin and produce kerosene, jet fuel, diesel, premium motor spirit, PMS, motor oil, LPG, and lubricants.

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