Fire guts Warri refinery – NNPCL

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, on Friday, confirmed a fire incident at the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited.

It, however, stated that the fire was contained, adding that the incident would not affect the ongoing rehabilitation of the refinery.

The national oil firm disclosed in a post via its official handle on X (formerly Twitter), captioned, ‘Minor fire outbreak at Warri refinery contained.’

The company said, “This afternoon, at about 15:02hrs, there was a minor fire incident at the cooling tower of Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited.

“The fire which occurred as a result of ongoing welding activity at the top of the cooling tower will not affect the refinery rehabilitation project delivery schedule.

“NNPC Limited safety officers at the refinery acted immediately and put out the fire at about 15:30hrs; normalcy has since been restored.”

The NNPCL said it would continue to adhere to the best safety standards in all its business operations.

NNPCL manages Nigeria’s refineries in Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna. None of the facilities are currently refining crude, though they are being rehabilitated.

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