Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has appealed to the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to help secure crude oil pipelines in the state in order to ensure an uninterrupted supply of petroleum products in the country.
The new Managing Director of Port Harcourt Refining Company, a subsidiary of the NNPC, Mr. Ian Udoh, made this appeal on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Udoh identified pipelines vandalisation as one of the challenges facing Port Harcourt Refining Company, adding that the development was disrupting the normal supply of petroleum products.
He said, “This is the greatest threat to the existence of refining in this country, also to the Port Harcourt Refining Company and its operations. The crude oil supply pipelines have been under a spate of unprecedented attacks in recent times and products evacuation pipelines suffer similar threats.”
Udoh explained that the Port Harcourt Refining Company was until recently producing six million litres of petrol per day and 17 million litres of other petroleum products daily.