New Kaduna Refinery to source crude from Niger Republic
Gov. el-Rufai of Kaduna State
Kaduna State government has signed agreement with a Chinese company to build a refinery in the state, which will use crude oil from Niger Republic via a 400-kilometre pipeline from Niger to Kaduna.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai disclosed this when he returned from the Asian country, where he led a business delegation to visit.
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, said the proposed refinery is a 50,000 barrels per day capacity.
He disclosed that the representatives of the Kaduna Refinery Consortium and the China Machinery Engineering Corporation, (CMEC), signed the agreement on the project this week in China.
While the governor signed for the Kaduna consortium, Li Mingqiang signed for CMEC.
Aruwan noted that during the trip, the Kaduna State team also signed a tripartite memorandum with the government of Hebei province and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, (CCECC). Signed on May 22, the agreement commits the three parties to facilitate exchanges and cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, energy, infrastructure, technology, culture, education, tourism and health.