Shortly after independence, the Shell-BP Petroleum Development Company saw an opportunity to meet the product needs of the country. It embarked on a project to build the first refinery in the country near Port Harcourt. The 38,000 barrels per day (bpsd) Shell-BP Refinery was completed and commissioned in 1965.
Who built the first refinery?
Samuel Kier established America’s first oil refinery in Pittsburgh on Seventh avenue near Grant Street, in 1853. Polish pharmacist and inventor Ignacy Łukasiewicz established an oil refinery in Jasło, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Poland) in 1854.
Why was Kaduna refinery built?
OUR BUSINESS. The refinery was designed to process both imported paraffinic and Nigerian crude oils into fuels and lubes products and was constructed by Chiyoda Chemical Engineering and Construction Company (now Chiyoda Corporation) of Japan.
Which is the richest oil company in Nigeria?
Shell Petroleum Tops as Richest Oil Company in Nigeria with US$388.4 billion (2018) in revenue.
Who found petrol?
The Scottish chemist James Young in 1847 noticed a natural petroleum seepage in the Riddings colliery at Alfreton, Derbyshire from which he distilled a light thin oil suitable for use as lamp oil, at the same time obtaining a thicker oil suitable for lubricating machinery.
Is any refinery working in Nigeria?
There are currently five (5) refineries in Nigeria; of which four (4) plants are owned by the Nigerian Government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), while the fifth is owned and operated by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR).
Is there a refinery in Nigeria?
Nigeria has four refineries with a combined capacity of 445,000 barrels per day (bpd): one in the north at Kaduna and three in the oil-rich Niger delta region at Warri and Port Harcourt. The Port Harcourt complex consists of two plants with a combined capacity of 210,000 bpd.