PETROAN has praised NNPC’s decision to outsource operations and maintenance of the Port Harcourt refinery.
The move is seen as a positive step towards profitability, fuel availability, and potential price reduction, with private expertise expected to improve reliability and sustainability of the refinery.
NNPC Ltd. invited qualified companies to express interest in managing the Port Harcourt refinery.
PETROAN views this as a positive step towards economic benefits for the country, host communities, and consumers.
With both Port Harcourt and Dangote refineries coming online, PETROAN anticipates increased product availability and possible price reductions.
Francis Dimkpa, Rivers State Chairman of PETROAN: “It is a welcome development… Look at how Indorama Petrochemicals is functioning optimally, that is what we have been advocating…”
PETROAN: “Nigerians should expect two things, availability of petroleum products and possible reduction in the pump price of petroleum products…
This outsourcing marks a significant shift in management strategy for the Port Harcourt refinery.
PETROAN’s optimism suggests potential improvements in efficiency, fuel availability, and potentially, affordability for consumers.
However, long-term impacts and price fluctuations can’t be guaranteed.
The success of this outsourcing depends on selecting competent private partners and establishing effective monitoring mechanisms.
If successful, it could pave the way for similar strategies in other national refineries, contributing to the overall health and competitiveness of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.