Federal Government
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The Federal Government says it expects more modular refinery operators who obtained licence to begin operations soon.

Ahmad Shakur, Acting Director in the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR
Ahmad Shakur, Acting Director in the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR

Acting Director in the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Ahmad Shakur, made this known while inspecting a modular refinery – the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources – facilities on Friday in Ahoada, Rivers.

Shakur said the Federal Government was passionate about the success of modular refineries in the nation’s oil and gas industry.

Shakur disclosed that NDPR was the first marginal operator, first to acquire licence for modular refinery and the first to commence production.

The director said in spite of the recent protest by some community members demanding participation in the refinery, NDPR had so far maintained good relationship with its host community.

Addressing staff at the DPR office in Port Harcourt, Shakur said the department had recently improved surveillance to curb illicit activities by some petroleum marketers.