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Dangote refinery to buy millions of barrels of US crude



Dangote refinery crude purchase from US

Nigeria’s newly constructed Dangote refinery is set to purchase millions of barrels of US crude oil over the next year, according to a report by Bloomberg on Thursday.

The refinery has issued a term tender to acquire two million barrels per month of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Midland crude for 12 months starting in July, with the tender closing on May 21.

The refinery, built by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, aims to secure a steady supply of crude to support its operations. This move marks a significant step in the refinery’s operational strategy, as it prepares to commence gasoline production.

An earlier report by Bloomberg on April 18 indicated that the refinery has been shipping products in recent weeks and is readying two units for gasoline output.

Analysts suggest that the Dangote refinery crude purchase will transform the fuel market in Nigeria and the region, with potential impacts on Atlantic Basin gasoline markets.

“Dangote is going to influence Atlantic Basin gasoline markets this summer and for the rest of the year,” said Alan Gelder, Vice President of Refining, Chemicals, and Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie.

The Dangote refinery, a landmark project in Nigeria, is expected to reduce the country’s reliance on imported refined fuels, stabilize local fuel prices, and enhance regional fuel supply security.

Benefits of Dangote refinery’s US crude purchase

The Dangote Refinery’s acquisition of millions of barrels of US crude oil is expected to provide major benefits to the Nigerian people.

First, to lower fuel prices by increasing local refinery production, making gasoline, diesel, and other goods more affordable. This enhanced supply will also result in improved fuel availability, reducing the frequency of fuel shortages and long lines at petrol stations.

Furthermore, the refinery is expected to produce thousands of jobs, opening up chances in a variety of sectors and boosting the local economy.

By improving Nigeria’s energy security and reducing reliance on foreign fuels, the refinery helps to stabilize the country’s fuel market. Higher-quality fuels can increase vehicle performance while lowering emissions, resulting in environmental advantages.

Transportation expenses for products and services can be reduced as gasoline becomes more economical, lowering Nigerians’ overall cost of living.

This local manufacturing also promotes economic diversification, shifting the economy away from a reliance on crude oil exports and toward a more balanced industrial foundation.

Furthermore, the government’s increased revenue from taxes and royalties on locally manufactured refined products can be reinvested to strengthen public services and infrastructure.

The refinery’s technological breakthroughs and talent development have the potential to assist the Nigerian workforce and adjacent businesses in the long run.

Overall, the Dangote Refinery’s operations are expected to considerably benefit Nigerians by promoting a more self-sufficient and robust domestic gasoline market.

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