NNPC acknowledges fire incident at PortHarcourt Refinery

The management of Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, has


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NNPC acknowledges fire incident at PortHarcourt Refinery


The management of Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, has acknowledged reports of fire incident at its PortHarcourt Refining Company, PHRC, saying the fire outbreak, was minor and has been put out.

 

In a statement released last night, Saturday January 1, the management of NNPC, explained that the, " minor fire incidence", which was caused by a spark while a 33,000 litre truck was discharging naphtha into a tank at the PHRC, was contained in less than two hours.

 

The statement, which was E - signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Garba Deen Muhammad, noted: "Management of the refinery led by the Managing Director, who was at the scene supervising the operation, immediately mobilized the safety structure at the PHRC and with support from the Federal Fire service, successfully brought the fire under control.

 

"The management of the PHRC wishes to reassure Nigerians resident in the neighbourhood of the facility that they have no cause to worry about the incident; and to also affirm that the safety of life and of property is at the top of its priority list.

 

"The incident affected only the discharging truck and the pump bay. No other property was damaged.

 

"The management and staff of the PHRC hereby extends its profound appreciations to all those that contributed in bringing a speedy end to the incidence; while wishing all Nigerians a very happy and fulfilling New Year 2022."



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Josephine Ojevwe Ughweri
Librarian cum OIl and Gas Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Library and Information Science, while I have undergone training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills.
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