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Minor Fire At Port Harcourt Refining Company: No Cause To Worry Says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited said it has put out a minor fire incidence that occurred at the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) on Saturday.

According to press release on Saturday, 1st January, 2022 signed by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammad, he said that the incident, which was contained in less than two hours, was caused by a spark while a 33,000 litre truck was discharging naphtha into a tank at the PHRC.

The NNPC Spokesperson further said that the management of the refinery led by the Managing Director, who was at the scene supervising the operation, immediately mobilized the safety structure at the PHRC and with support from the Federal Fire service, successfully brought the fire under control.

“The management of the PHRC wishes to reassure Nigerians resident in the neighbourhood of the facility that they have no cause to worry about the incident; and to also affirm that the safety of life and of property is at the top of its priority list.

“The incident affected only the discharging truck and the pump bay. No other property was damaged.

“The management and staff of the PHRC hereby extends its profound appreciations to all those that contributed in bringing a speedy end to the incidence; while wishing all Nigerians a very happy and fulfilling New Year 2022, the statement concluded.

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