Aftermath of the Karu fight : Ibe Kachikwu now supports modular refineries

The Federal Government’s focus on modular refineries is to improve local capacity, create cost cutting technologies and reduce capital flight.The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this at the weekend during the convocation ceremony of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State.


Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, hesaid:  “One of the major policy thrust of the present administration is the development and engagement of local content. In this regard, PTI’s close collaboration with the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, which has been mandated to construct a model modular refinery, using local materials and technology, cannot be overemphasized.

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