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Oil refinery

Nigeria losing positions to China over dying offices, says DPR

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), yesterday, raised worries over dying oil and gas offices the nation over.


Talking during a visit to one of such offices, a manufacturing yard situated at Ilase Village, Snake Island, Lagos State, Director of DPR, Sarki Auwalu, said the improvement would restrict homegrown refining limit and ruin projected advantages.


He demanded that the Federal Government was, in any case, focused on reactivating the dying oil and gas uphold offices the nation over.


He added that the move was necessary for the public authority to build a homegrown refining limit and gas usage to control Nigeria's joblessness and poverty.


Auwalu communicated disappointment that the office, which was authorized to give oil and gas administration, had not been operational since 2015 because of authoritative issues.


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He communicated stress that the office's necessary gear was at present not being used to assist Nigeria and Nigerians.


"The business relies upon offices like this to actualize its venture since it resembles an emotionally supportive network for the oil and gas area.


"Our visit is to the structure that we authorized, and it is lethargic. However, we will make it dynamic since we consider it a chance to develop the oil and gas industry.


"We have seen a chance we can use to help our gas use, entrance, and extension program. We have given a few licenses for private treatment facilities that need manufactures. We can't permit this sort of office to stay under-used," he said.


Designing Director, Kaztec Engineering Limited, Mike Simpson, said the office got lethargic in 2015 after its fundamental worker for hire, Addax Petroleum, proclaimed a power Majeure on its tasks.


Simpson said a portion of the office's unutilized gear incorporated a jump uphold vessel, pipe laying vessel, and an all-around developed Jacket that could be utilized for oil and gas tasks.



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