Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company was incorporated as a limited liability company on the 3rd of November 1988 after the merger of the then Warri Refinery and the Ekpan Petrochemical Plants.
The Warri Refinery, the first Nigerian government wholly owned refinery was commissioned in 1978. It was built to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day but was later de-bottlenecked to process 125,000 barrels per day in 1987. It was essentially built to add value to some of the refinery by-products such as propylene rich stock and decant oil.
WRPC on behalf of NNPC is designed to refine daily allocated local Crude of 125,000 barrels per day to petroleum products. It also produces PP and CB.
- The refinery receives crude for processing from PPMC which is the agent of NNPC CHQ.
- It refines the crude into products at agreed processing fee and yield for off-take by PPMC which is the single processes and off-taker of the products.
- WRPC adds value to some of the petroleum products produced.
- It uses propylene rich feed to produce polypropylene pellets and uses fuel oil to produce carbon black .
- The refinery leases the refining and petrochemicals assets from CHQ for a fee.
- The refinery also pays CHQ overhead charge.
Ekpan, Warri – Delta State, Nigeria.
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