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Nigeria: Why major oil companies are not interested to build refineries

This Day newspaper reports that none of the international oil companies operating in Nigeria have shown an interest to build a refinery in the country. This is apparently because the downstream petroleum sector had remained regulated. “No rational entrepreneur would build a refinery in a country where products’ prices are set by the government,” a top official at one of the oil companies told the newspaper. Read the full article at This Day.


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