After months of inactivity, Nigeria's Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemicals plans to commence production, unless the restart schedule gets upset by any last minute changes. Crude oil has been dispatched to the Kaduna refinery from Warri. The Federal Government has been commended for the initiative taken for the restart,
Kaduna refinery was established by the Federal Government 28 years ago as part of its decentralisation policy and to strategically provide the Northern states with petroleum products. A combination of factors rendered the refinery dormant for several years, including from low capacity utilisation. This closure had a negative impact on the people and the manufacturing sector, particularly the textile industry which was forced to close down partially because of lack of black oil among other critical factors.