Nigerian government to legalise mini crude oil refineries


The Nigerian government has said it will legalise mini-refineries in the oil-rich Niger Delta and supply them with crude oil at a reasonable price by the end of the year.
The move is aimed at ending the theft of oil from pipelines in the delta, which has many illegal refineries that process the stolen oil.
Communities there feel they do not benefit from the oil in their region.
The plan was announced after a meeting between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and community leaders.
The presidency also said it would discuss with oil companies about moving their regional headquarters to the Niger Delta.


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