Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemicals Companies in Nigeria and Their Locations

Alt: = "Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals"
Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Company, Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria

Presently, there are 9 crude oil refineries in Nigeria; others are still under construction. Three of the refineries are owned by Federal Government of Nigeria, managed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) formally Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Six are privately owned; four out of the six private refineries are modular refineries, while the largest refinery in the world with about 659,000 barrels daily refining capacity is owned by the Dangote Group, owned by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote.

List of Refineries and Petrochemical Companies in Nigeria

  • Port Harcourt Refinery
  • Warri Refinery
  • Kaduna Refinery
  • Niger Delta Petroleum Resources
  • WalterSmith Refinery
  • Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd
  • Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Ltd
  • OPAC Refineries
  • Dangote Refinery

Port Harcourt Refinery

Location: Alesa-Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria

Port Harcourt Refinishing Company Ltd is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Port Harcourt Refinery was the first refinery in Nigeria. PHRC has two refineries with combined refining capacities of 210,000bpd. The first refinery, which was established in 1965, has refining capacity of 60,000bpd, while the second has 150,000bpd capacity. They are located at Alesa-Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Warri Refinery

Location: Refining Road, Ekpan Warri, Delta State, Nigeria

The Warri Refinery is an NNPC subsidiary operated by Warri Refining & Petrochemicals Company (WRPC) Ltd, Ekpan, Warri, Delta State. The refinery which was the second refinery in Nigeria,  was established in 1978 with initial refining nameplate capacity of 100,000 barrels per day, and the plant was upgraded to 125,000bpd in 1987. The refinery has the capability of producing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), and Fuel Oil from a blend of Escravos and Ughelli crude oils. It also has a petrochemical plant that produces Polypropylene and Carbon black from the Propylene-rich feedstock and  Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU).

Kaduna Refinery

Location: Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria

The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals (KROC) Ltd, is also a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and is the third refinery in Nigeria. The refinery, which was built in 1983, has refining capacity of 110,000bpd. It also has Petrochemicals Plant which can produce 30,000 metric tons per year of Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB). The refinery has two distillation units which, they receive crude oil from Escravos and Ugelli flow stations respectively.

Niger Delta Petroleum Resources

Location: Ogbelle, Rivers State, Nigeria

The refinery has 1,000 barrels per day capacity plant. The plant is specifically built for diesel refining for the company’s internal consumption and to supply to its immediate community. The refinery is served crude oil from the flow station of Niger Delta Exploration and Production (NDEP) Company, a subsidiary of the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources in the upstream subsector.

Waltersmith Refinery

Location: Ibigwe Ohaji-Egbema, Imo State, Nigeria

Waltersmith Refinery is a privately owned modular refinery with 5,000 barrels per day refining capacity. Its crude oil storage capacity is approximately 60,000 barrel.  It started operations in November, 2020. It is situated near the Ibigwe marginal field flow station.

Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd

Location: Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria

Indorama acquired the former Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2006 during privatization program of Federal Government of Nigeria. The plant was thereafter renamed Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited. The company carried out rehabilitation work on the Plant because it was in moribund state at that time. The Petrochemicals Plant has the capacity to produce 22,000 tons per annum (TPA) Butene-1, 270,000 TPA Polyethylene, and 80,000 TPA Polypropylene. It also processes natural gas liquids (NGL) from Agip Oil Company, and propylene-rich feed from Port Harcourt Refinery.

Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited

Location: Ikpoba-Okha L.G.A, Edo State, Nigeria

The Refinery was licensed on March, 2019. The plant is a Hydro-skimming configured plant with production capacity of 6,000 BPSD. Construction work has been completed, now waiting for commissioning.

OPAC Refineries

Location: Umuseti Kwale, Delta State, Nigeria

Date of licence: September, 2017. Plant configuration: Dropping with 7,000 BPSD

Dangote Refinery

Location: Lekki Free Zone, Lagos, Nigeria

Dangote refinery is owned by Dangote Group. It is a 650,000 barrels per day integrated refinery and petrochemicals project. It was commissioned on May 2023, and is expected to commence operations by August 2023. It is located at Lekki Free Zone, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ikechukwu Evegbu

Ikechukwu Evegbu is a graduate of Statistics with over 10 years experience as Data Analyst. Worked with Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. A prolific business development content writer. He's the Editor, Business Compiler

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