The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has announced the successful completion of the delivery of over 475,000 barrels of crude oil to the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited (PHRC).
Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director and Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, stated that Shell resumed the supply last week, emphasizing the company’s commitment to supporting the government’s efforts to enhance domestic refining capacity and improve access to petroleum products in the country.
The supply was facilitated through Shell’s Bonny Oil & Gas Terminal (BOGT) following a prolonged hiatus of over five years, during which the refinery underwent extensive rehabilitation and integrity maintenance on its supply pipeline from BOGT.
Okunbor highlighted the collaborative efforts between BOGT and PHRC teams, underscoring their dedication and meticulous preparations, which contributed to the success of the project.
He emphasized the significance of this milestone in Nigeria’s renewed push to leverage essential infrastructure for ensuring a consistent supply of products from the refinery to the domestic market.
Okunbor also mentioned that future supplies from BOGT would be contingent upon product demand, demonstrating Shell’s adaptability to market dynamics.
Osita Nnajiofor, Bonny Terminal Installation Manager, emphasized the rigorous integrity assessments conducted on relevant pipelines and maintenance activities on the BOGT refinery export pumps prior to commencing supplies to PHRC. He highlighted the safety and environmental considerations that guided the project, ensuring no harm to personnel, the environment, or equipment.
Nnajiofor hailed the resumption of crude oil supply from BOGT to PHRC as a significant achievement with transformative implications for the industry and Nigeria as a whole. He reiterated Shell’s commitment to supporting the federal government’s objectives of ensuring a consistent supply of petroleum products to the downstream market, thereby fostering economic growth and stability in the nation.