The New Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC 2, is now ready for the production of more premium motor spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol, and will reduce fuel import by 40 per cent when fully operational, Vanguard reports.

Chrome Oil Services, a member of the Chrome Group and one of the three contractors handling the phased rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery stated that when the FCCUs are re-streamed, the refinery will be working at 95 per cent of its 150,000 barrels per day capacity.

The Project Manager, Chrome Oil Services, Mr. Bombey Adigbara, said: “The job on the FCCUs is about 98 percent completed and by next weekend, we will hand over and the FCCUs will be re-streamed and the refinery will be working at about 95 percent of its throughput”.

He disclosed that there are three major contractors handling the ongoing phased rehabilitation of PHRC, namely Chrome, DKJ/ITC, and DBM.