The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) shut down operations on January 15 due to the non-availability of crude oil. The Executive Director, Services, of KRPC, Abdullahi Idris, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. He said the refinery, whose fuel plant was inaugurated in 1980, was functioning at 60 per cent capacity “but shut down on January 15 due to unavailability of crude oil.” Idris responded to an e-mail NAN sent to him to provide details of the company’s operations as part of a national survey on the state of the country’s refineries operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said the lubes plant was inaugurated in 1983 and the petrochemical plant in 1988. According to him, before it was shut down, the KRPC produced four million litres of petrol per day. Idris explained that the plant was also producing 2.5 million […]