Amidst scarcity of Kerosene in the North, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), on Tuesday said it had dispatched more than 19 million litres of the product into the market between January to date.
The Managing Director, Mr Idi Mukhtar said this when the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Sector (Down Stream), led by Joseph Akinjala, visited the company on oversight.
According to him, more than 70 million litres of petrol, over 40 million litres of diesel and 860,000 litres of Lube oil was also released into the market this year.
He said the company had resumed production after the repair of the crude oil supply pipeline (Line 2C) gutted by fire at Aku near Lokoja.
Mukhtar, however, lamented that the refinery’s efforts to increase production was being hampered by obsolete instruments and poor budget.
“We are also facing issues of encroachment into the NNPC lands and raw water intake right of way.” (NAN)
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