The first crude oil shipment arrived at the Dangote Refinery today, marking the beginning of fuel manufacturing.


Yesterday, December 7, 2023, the first crude shipment arrives at the Dangote Oil Refinery, marking the official start of fuel production.

According to The Guardian and S&P Global, the OTIS ship sailed yesterday, December 6, with 950,000 barrels of Nigerian Agbami crude oil.

According to S&P Global, the tanker is continuing its journey towards Lekki, Lagos State, the closest land port to Dangote’s offshore crude receiving station.

It highlighted the huge $19 billion Dangote refinery’s maiden crude export as a watershed moment in Nigeria’s oil industry.

“This shipment signifies the beginning of crude supplies for the refinery’s operations; the tanker is anticipated to arrive (today) December 7 at approximately 8 p.m.,” the report states.

S&P Global cites an unnamed West African oil trader as saying that the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) chartered the Suezmax tanker, which represents the first crude supply to Dangote’s state-of-the-art refinery, just as the magnificent structure is about to start fuel production.

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