The Dangote refinery plans to start selling petrol, diesel and aviation fuel by early 2020, the group executive director, Edwin Devakumar told Bloomberg. He also disclosed that the companyâ€™s fertiliser plant will start producing urea this year.
The $10 billion refinery, set to be one of the worldâ€™s largest and which can process 650,000 barrels of crude a day, should be near full capacity by mid-2020, Devakumar said in the interview,
â€œPeople still have difficulty believing we can do it on time and within those costs,â€� Devakumar said Wednesday. â€œBut we believe we can. Itâ€™s something of the size thatâ€™s rarely been done before. Itâ€™s huge.â€�
Dangoteâ€™s facility will probably produce about 50 million liters (13.2 million gallons) a day of gasoline and 15 million liters of diesel, though output can be changed according to the demand for each product, Devakumar said. While Nigeria, a country of almost 200 million people, consumes roughly 35 million liters of gasoline daily, Dangote can export surpluses, Devakumar said.