Manufacturing and Energy

Dangote refinery begins production of diesel and aviation fuel

Dangote Petroleum Refinery ( has officially commenced the production of diesel and aviation fuel. Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, expressed his gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his unwavering support, encouragement, and invaluable advice that contributed to the realization of this remarkable project.

Dangote also extended his appreciation to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Limited), the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), and the Nigerian people for their unwavering support and belief in this historic endeavor.

“We are immensely grateful to President Bola Tinubu for his exceptional support and for turning our vision into reality. Today’s production milestone would not have been possible without his visionary leadership and meticulous attention to detail. His timely interventions at various stages eliminated all obstacles, thereby expediting the realization of this project. We also extend our gratitude to the NNPC, NUPRC, and NMDPRA for their unwavering support. These organizations have been our reliable partners throughout this historic journey. Lastly, we express our heartfelt appreciation to the Nigerian people for their unwavering belief and support in this project. We have commenced the production of diesel and aviation fuel, and once we obtain the necessary regulatory approvals, these products will be available in the market within this month.”

“This is a momentous day for Nigeria. We are thrilled to have achieved this significant milestone. It is a testament to our country’s ability to develop and deliver large-scale capital projects. This project is a game-changer for our nation, and I am immensely gratified to witness its realization.”

To date, the refinery has received a total of six million barrels of crude oil at its two Single Point Mooring (SPM) facilities located 25 kilometers offshore. The first crude oil delivery took place on December 12, 2023, and the sixth cargo was received on January 8, 2024.

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