Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has commissioned an underground pipeline from Esacravos to Warri and Port Harcourt refineries expected to deliver crude directly to the refineries rather than the use of marine vessels which has been in use for years.
“We must thank President Muhammadu Buhari for giving us the opportunity to deliver this and, for the first time, our three refineries will be working at the same time. This underground pipeline will check sabotage and I can tell you the sufferings of people will soon be a thing of the past as regards fuel scarcity. I apologise to Nigerians for the long fuel scarcity but we are working round the clock to bring smile on their faces,” he stated.
Kachikwu commended the contractor, Ocean Marine Solution, chaired by Capt.Hosa Okunbor, saying that, despite the fact that the contractor had not been paid before embarking on the job, he did a good job that will help resolve the problems confronting the oil sector.