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Euro V specification integrated Dangote refinery’ll save Nigeria from dirty fuels

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Chances of Nigerian motorists driving on clean fuels are now brighter as the 650,000bpd Dangote Oil Refinery Company (DORC) has been designed to process a variety of light and medium grades of crude and produce extremely clean fuels that meet Euro V specification.
Experts had made it clear that sulphur in petroleum fuels results in vehicle exhaust emissions that have negative impact on health and environment.
Besides, Nigeria has continued to remain a home for fuels with very high sulphur contents (dirty fuels), and the presumed ban on such products happens not to be having any effect as the federal government continues to shift the goal post of ending the importation.
Speaking on Promoting Efficiency & Clean Fuels in African Refining and Petrochemicals Market at the Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) conference in Lagos earlier, Dangote’s Group Executive Director, Devakumar Edwin, said “Dangote Refinery is investing in most advanced units to produce Euro V fuel due to help Nigeria meet the European Standard of gasoline”.
Represented by Director Business Strategy & Optimization, Dangote Refinery, Mr. Srinivas Rachakonda, the ED averred that “The construction of the Refinery will provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs and add value to the Nigeria’s economic development”.
Continuing, he noted that the Refinery will lead to significant skills transfer and technology acquisition opportunities in the country, adding that the Group has embarked on a landmark integrated Refinery and Petrochemical project, regarded as the largest industrial complex in the history of Africa, which is expected to take Nigeria to new heights through transformation of the economy.
“The Refinery will ensure that the security of local supply of petroleum products is guaranteed as well as the availability of petrochemical feedstock (Poly-propylene & Polyethylene), which will be enough for the Nigerian market as well as the neighboring countries. In addition to Polypropylene Polyethylene, the Refinery will also produce Carbon Black feedstock and Sulphur.

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