List of Refineries in Nigeria in 2021


This post responds to the question of how many refineries Nigeria has and lists the number, location and names of these Nigerian refineries.

Nigeria currently has a total of four refineries. In Warri there is one in Kaduna there is another two in Port Harcourt and this are currently two of Nigeria’s largest refineries.

Know that all of these refineries are Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) subsidiaries.

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In the course of gathering information on this topic we can not but reference Dangote Refinery in Lekki, Lagos which is still under construction.

This is a comprehensive list of Nigeria refineries. Let start with the Biggest Refinery in View despite still under construction. Here are the 5 Refineries in Nigeria in 2020:

  1. Dangote Refinery

Dangote refinery is in the Lekki Free Zone in Lagos, Nigeria. This is one big refinery that Nigeria will see in long time.

Dangote Oil Refinery Company builds an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex.

The big project is expected to be completed and commission in 2020, it is planned that the refinery will be the world’s largest single-train facility.

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The refinery would manufacture petrol and diesel standard Euro-V, jet and polypropylene at an estimated cost of $18bn.

The project will generate four thousand direct and 145 thousand indirect jobs.

It is estimated that Nigeria is the second largest reserve in Africa, holding approximately 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. However, because of lack of domestic refining capacity, the country imports the bulk of its refined products.

This new refinery will double the refining capacity of Nigeria and will help to meet rising fuel demand whilst offering cost savings.

  1. Warri Refinery

This is the country’s first indigenous democracy refinery.

Warri refinery can contain 100,000 barrels production of crude oil per day, it started in 1978, it was eventually de-filling to process 125,000 barrels daily.

On May 3, 1988, after the merger of then Warri Refinery and Ekpan Petrochemical Plants, the Petrochemical Company was formed as a limited liability corporation.

  1. Kaduna Refinery

In 1989 the Kaduna refinery was built with a regular production capacity of 110,000 barrels. It covers a total of 2.89 km2.

Here crude oil is refined to the satisfaction of its customers in the production in high-quality petroleum products and in petrochemical and packaging products.

This plant includes; LPG petrol, Premium Motor Spirit, Vehicle Gas Oil, or Gasoline, Kerosene, Fuel Oil, Sulphur or those from the lubricating oils complex are Base oils, Asphalt (Bitumen) and Waxes. Goods are also used in these refineries.

  1. New Port Harcourt Refinery

This Refinery is commonly tagged new refinery, which operates 150,000 barrels per day, was commissioned in the year 1989.

This brings the Port Harcourt refinery ‘s entire crude processing capacity to 210,000 barrels a day.

  1. PortHarcourt Refining Company (PHRC)

It is located near Port Harcourt, in Alesa Eleme. It was founded in 1965 and produces 60,000 barrels of oil per day.

PHRC manufactures LPG, Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Aircraft and domestic kerosen, Car Gas Oil (AGO) and Strong Pour Fuel Oil (HPFO). The following items are provided by PHRC: LICKED GAS OIL (LPG) and HPFO.

It also supplies UNLEADED, internationally accepted fuel.


Nigerian Oil Efficient Refineries:

In Africa and the sixth in the world, Nigeria is the largest oil producer. The refineries in Nigeria are refined with crude oil.

They are subsidiaries of the National Petroleum Corporation of Nigeria. These companies are subsidiary companies.

There have been four of the functional refineries in Nigeria but there are currently three refineries in Nigeria which operate because of two of the four refineries in Nigeria.

The construction of one among the Refineries is on in the Southwest (Lagos State) and two are situated in the Niger Delta region, whereas the fourth is in the northern part of the country that is not a place that generates oil.


Dangote refinery will have an annually refining capacity of 10.4 million tons (Mt) in addition to the 4.6 million tons of diesel and 4 million tons of jet fuel.

It produces also 0.69 tons of polypropylene, 0.24 tons of propane, 32 000 tons of sulphur and 0.5 tons of carbohydrates.


Port Harcourt is the largest refinery in Nigeria, but with Dangote project ongoing we might not really consider Port Harcourt as the biggest in terms of capacity anymore. Port Harcourt refinery has capacity of 210,000 barrels per day, the first of its type to be on our list of oil refineries in Nigeria.

The refinery of Port Harcourt is a result of the fusion of two refineries in the state of Rivers.

The former is the Port Harcourt Refinery, which has a capacity of 60,000 barrels daily, while the latter has a capacity of 60,000 barrels per day for the new Port Harcourt Refinery, which was built in 1989.

The total plate output is 210,000 barrels a day together.

Port Harcourto Refinery manufactures Liquid Petroleum Gas ( LPG), Premium Engine Spirit (PMS), Dual Function Kerosene (DPK), Automotive Gas Oil(AGO).

The Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) Limited is operating this refinery.


Warri Refinery is located in Delta state, Warri and is the Nigeria’s third highest plate size petroleum refinery.

It was founded in 1978 and can accommodate 100,000 barrels a day. This rose however in 1987 to 125,000 barrels per day.

Warri Refining & Petrochemical Enterprises (WRPC) Limited is the developer of this refinery.

It was designed to manufacture Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG), Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), Lately and Fuel Oil. It generates polyproylene and black carbon from a petrochemical plant.


This is the only working oil refinery that is not in the Niger Delta region and that also does not import crude.

It was built to generate 100,000 barrels of plate power per day.

The Kaduna Refinery has been established to produce LPG, Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), House Hold Kerosene (HHK), Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK), Fuel Oil and Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB).

The Kaduna Refining and petrochemical (KRPC) Limited is operating this refinery. It is important to note that none of the above-mentioned refineries operate in Nigeria at its capacity.

Indeed, each of them now have their own shapes. Therefore, while we are the largest oil manufacturer in Africa and have these three refineries, we still import fuel.

Below is an overview of Nigeria today’s refineries

  1. Dangote Refinery
  2. Warri Refinery
  3. Kaduna Refinery
  4. New Port Harcourt Refinery
  5. Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC)

Functional Oil Refineries in Nigeria: Full List (2021)

  •  Port Harcourt Refinery
  • *Warri Refinery
  • *Kaduna Refinery
  • *Dangote Refinery Still Under Construction



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