Nigeria Refineries To Suspend Operations Soon
Refineries will soon suspend operations in order to carry out turn-around maintenance.
Baru who said this on the sidelines of the first Nigerian international pipeline technology and security conference on Monday in Abuja added that despite the break, Nigerians should expect a hitch free supply of petroleum refined products.
With a temporary freeze in refining comes a break in revenues generated by the sale of refined products.
Although this pause in refining operations is necessary, Baru says other hitches occasioned by pipeline vandalism which is important in crude production, must be nipped in the bud to avoid double losses which not only as threat to the economy but also the environment.
So what’s the way forward?
At the moment, there are about 600 communities playing host to pipelines. With population surge, some right-of ways of these pipelines have been built on. A building likened to one seating on a time bomb.