The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR plans to grant Niger-Delta Petroleum Resources Limited, NDPR licence to operate its thousand-barrels-per-day modular refinery that will be inaugurated soon.

NDPR is a subsidiary of Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc., NDEP.

The DPR Director, Sarki Auwalu, who made this known in a statement in Abuja, commended the giant strides of NDPR in pioneering modular refineries in the country.

According to him, the move is in line with DPR’s drive to realise the objectives of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP and other similar Federal Government initiatives aimed at deepening local refining in Nigeria

He said that in addition to its maiden one-thousand barrels per day Diesel Topping Refining Plant, NDPR had consolidated on its capacity, by expanding the plant with an additional five-thousand barrels per day.