The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has now approved a list of firms that are allowed to lift crude oil from Nigeria from 2017 to 2018.
The list is 39 firms strong including 18 Nigerian companies, 11 international traders, 5 foreign refineries, 3 National Oil Companies (NOCs) and 2 NNPC trading arms.
Below is the full list:
1. Hindustan Refinery
2. Varo Energy
3. Sonara Refinery
4. Bharat Petroleum
5. Cepsa
International Traders
6. Trafigura
7. ENOC Trading
8. BP Trading
9. Total Trading
10. UCL Petro Energy
11. Mocho
12. Tevier Petroleum
13. Heritage Oil
14. Levene Energy
15. Glencore
16. Litasco Supply and Trading
Government to Government
17. India (Indian Oil Company)
18. China (Sinopec)
19. South Africa (Saccoil)
Nigerian Companies
20. Oando
21. Sahara Energy
22. MRS Oil and Gas
23. A.A. Rano
24. Bono
25. Masters Energy
26. Eterna Oil and gas
27. Cassiva Energy
28. Hyde Energy
29. Brittania-U
30. Northwest Petroleum
31. Optima Energy
32. AMG Petroenergy
33. Arkleen Oil and Gas limited
34. Shoreline Limited
35. Emo Oil
36. Setana Energy
37. Prudent Energy
NNPC Trading Companies
38. Duke Oil Limited
39. Carlson Hyson
Meanwhile, the NNPC has slated a comprehensive rehabilitation of Nigeria’s refineries in order for them to achieve optimal capacity utilization for next year.
This was disclosed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Refineries, of the NNPC, Mr. Anibor Kragha, at the Annual General Meeting of the three facilities in Abuja, on Wednesday, December 20, 2016.