NNPC GMD puts current oil production at 2mbpd

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikati Baru, on Tuesday disclosed that oil production in the country has risen from 1.2 million barrels per day to two million.

Baru said this in an interview with State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He attributed the increase in oil production to the relative peace and stability being witnessed in the oil rich Niger Delta region.

He said he briefed the President on the activities of the NNPC and its subsidiaries.

Baru said his briefing always dwelt on fuel supply across the country, crude oil and gas productions and the ability of the corporation to supply gas to the power sector.

He said, “I briefed Mr. President on the state of the NNPC and its subsidiaries and also nationally to get him briefed on the situation of fuel supply, crude oil productions, gas production and by extension ability to supply gas to the power sector.

“We had an extensive briefing as you could see. I passed here over two hours. I spent quite some time with him to discuss these national issues.

“He was happy with the state of the corporation and told us to continue with the efforts that we are doing and if we need any executive attention we should not hesitate to come back to him.”

When asked if there were plans to increase the prices of petroleum products, Baru said such decision was not under the purview of the NNPC.Punch

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