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Nigeria’s Dangote Oil Refinery has Begun Producing Diesel and Aviation Fuel

The refinery, Africa’s largest, was built on a peninsula on the outskirts of the commercial capital Lagos at a cost of $20 billion by the continent’s richest man Aliko Dangote. The plant received 1 million barrels of Nigeria’s Agbami crude on Monday, taking the total volume received since December to 6 million barrels. Nigeria’s state-owned NNPC Ltd. is expected to supply four crude cargoes to the refinery from its February programme. It could take months after the start up of the refinery’s crude distillation unit to move from test runs to the production of high-quality fuels at full capacity, according to experts.