Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, says the modular refinery in Ologbo, Ikpoba – Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was ready for production.
Obaseki stated this shortly after he was conducted round the facility by the Managing Director of the refinery, Mr Tim Tian.
“We were in China to sign this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). I am very impressed that work has moved in such a speed in spite of the delay caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
“The plant is ready to receive crude oil; it is ready to process and it is ready to deliver products. They have done the pre – commission with the Department of of Petroleum Resources, they have certified the refinery.
“What we have left now is to finalise the crude oil sale contract, these facilities have to get a certain type of crude from the escravos line and that is being finalised.
“I hope that before the end of August, we should start lifting products from this refinery,” he said.
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Source: Guardian Newspaper