20 May 2015

DPR embarks on a road-show to promote modular refineries

The Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has approved the development of guidelines for the establishment of modular refineries in the country.

These guidelines would enable the Department of Petroleum Resources to filter fresh applications from interested investors in the downstream sector of the industry who may wish to operate these light weight facilities in a bid to shore up our products refining capability.

Participants at the workshop (2)To expedite this government initiative, a road-show to enlighten and sensitize stakeholders and the general public was kicked off in Lagos on Tuesday May 19th, 2015 at the Eko Hotel in Victoria Island with a presentation by Engr. Alfred Ohiani Deputy Director and Head of the Engineering & Standards Division on behalf of the Director of Petroleum Resources Mr. George Osahon.

Subsequent workshops would be held on Thursday May 21st, 2015 at the AES Luxury Apartments opposite Citec Estate along the Jabi-Airport Road, Abuja while the last programme would hold at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt on Monday May 25th, 2015.