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    Onose Modular Refinery Project is Set to Begin in November -MD

    Olufemi Adeyemi

    CEO of Onose Deep Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Jim Elueni, anticipates the commencement of significant construction activities at the Onose Modular Refinery in Omavovwe, Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The project is expected to commence in November 2024.

    During the equity participation visit of Permanent Secretary, Mr. Frank Omoko, and officials from the Delta State Ministry of Oil and Gas, Elueni revealed that the construction's commencement in November 2024 was a result of the rainy season.

    It Is important to note that the commencement of operations at the Onose Modular Refinery Limited will significantly alleviate some of the challenges currently faced in Nigeria’s petroleum production sector. This modular refinery possesses the capability to refine approximately 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

     “The challenges we face on a daily basis due to petroleum production in Nigeria will surly come to an end, that we assure” Elueni said,  disclosing that foreign Technical / Financial Partners had visited Omavwowe Community some years ago.

    According to him, “Onose refinery is equally into partnership with NNPC, Green Fields and NCDMB as we speak. We have carefully considered the choice of inviting Delta State in equity participation, which is the main reason for this visit.

    “There are grand benefits of establishing this 60,000 bpd modular crude Oil Refinery and it out weigh any inconveniences that we are currently passing through.”

    He assured that the refinery would employ young graduates “and create much more employment opportunity for all level of people in Delta State and Nigeria as a whole.

    We shall support the Delta state Government in various ways.

    Youth restiveness in the state will be a thing of the past when they are gainfully employed.”

    He further stated that when completed, the Onose Modular Refinery would provide electricity to the host community and its  environs.

    Responding, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mr. Frank Omoko said, their visit was to verify the facts presented by the Onose refinery project team to the Ministry to enable them give detailed report to the State Governor.

    In response, Mr. Awarivwogho Roland Obakpororo, President General of the Omavovwe Community, expressed gratitude to Onose Deep Oil & Gas Limited for their substantial investment. He respec”fully requested that the state”government, specifically the Ministry of Oil and Gas, expedite the process of realizing the modular refinery project.

    He stated that the unemployment rate in the region is anticipated to experience a significant decline upon the commencement of operations at the refinery.

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