Port Harcourt Refining Company

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Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited
IndustryOil and gas
Founded1965 (1965)
Area served
Key people
Mr Shehu Malami (Managing Director),[1] Mr Ganiyu Owolabi (Executive Director Operations)[2]
ProductsPetroleum and derived products
OwnerNigerian National Petroleum Corporation

The Port Harcourt Refining Company, (abbreviated PHRC), is a Port Harcourt-based oil and gas company primarily specializing in the refining of crude oil into petroleum products. The company is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).[3]

Located at Alesa Eleme, the company operates two oil refineries including an old plant commissioned in 1965 that can process 60,000 barrels of oil per stream day and the new plant commissioned in 1989, which has a capacity of 150,000 bpsd. Both oil refineries possess a combined capacity of 210,000 barrels per stream day making PHRC the "biggest oil refining company in Nigeria".[4][5]

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  1. ^ "NNPC appoints new MDs for Port Harcourt, Warri refineries". Vanguard. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  2. ^ "Explosion Didn't Affect Operations At Port Harcourt Refinery--Director". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  3. ^ "Refinery". dprnigeria.com. Department of Petroleum Resources. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  4. ^ "Why Nigerian refineries can't be sold". Gasandoil.com. Alexander’s Gas & Oil Connections. 2004-02-28. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  5. ^ Nwachukwu, Clara (2010-11-21). "Port Harcourt Refinery Set for Another Turn Around Maintainence [sic]". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. Retrieved 2014-06-14.

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