Dangote Oil Refinery Company (DORC) has stated that the 650,000 barrels per day refinery has been designed to process a variety of light and medium grades of crude and produce extremely clean fuels that meet Euro V specification.
Sulphur in petroleum fuels results in vehicle exhaust emissions that have negative impact on health and the environment. Nigeria has continued to remain a home for fuels with very high sulphur contents (dirty fuels), and the presumed ban on such products is not having any effect. Speaking on “Promoting Efficiency and Clean Fuels in the African Refining and Petrochemicals Market,” at the Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) conference in Lagos yesterday, Dangote’s Group Executive Director, Devakumar Edwin, said Dangote Refinery is investing in the most advanced units to produce Euro V fuel to help Nigeria meet the European standard of petrol.
Also speaking during the session, a former Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr. Reginald Stanly, said Dangote Refinery is going to be a game changer for the entire African downstream industry. He condemned the continuous importation of dirty fuel into the country. “Emission is the highest killer today in Nigeria. I commend Dangote Refinery for its decision to produce Euro V specification of gasoline. Dumping of toxic fuel in the country is not acceptable, the earlier they stop it, the better for us,” he added.