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Dangote Refinery, Africa’s largest oil refinery, has moved the date of production of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, from June to the middle of July.

Aliko Dangote, the President and CEO of the refinery, confirmed the new production date to the press at the $20 billion facility in Lagos on Monday, June 10.

Aliko Dangote, attributed the postponement to slight delay but assured the public that by second to third week in July, the premium commodity would be in the market.


He said, “We had a bit of delay but PMS will start coming out by 10th, 15th of July but then we want to keep in the tank to make it to settles. By third week of July, we will be able to sell it in the market.”

On his part, Akpabio referred to the refinery as the 9th wonder of the world, commended the Africa’s richest man for the refinery project.

The refinery sited in Lagos and owned by the billionaire businessman commenced operations last December with 350,000 barrels a day.

The refinery has begun the supply of diesel and aviation fuel to marketers in the country.

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