By the OGJ Online Staff
HOUSTON, Oct. 19 -- Jackson Gaius Obaseki, group managing director of the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said Thursday that sabotage to an oil pipeline has caused the closure of the Warri refinery.
He said the Kaduna refinery and petrochemical complex would close within the week, according to the news agency of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The Warri plant has capacity of 118,750 b/d and the Kaduna refinery 110,000 b/d.
He said saboteurs bombed a section of the pipeline near Escravos in Delta state. Repairs will take about a week.
He said the shutdown would not affect consumers, since NNPC has adequate petroleum stocks to meet demand for 27 days.