Chairman CORAN with Industry Players
in the Midstream Sector

Welcome to CORAN

Crude Oil Refinery-owners
Association of Nigeria

...Creating Sustainable Refining Solution for Economic Development.
Connecting Crude Oil Refiners
With the Opportunities to Transform
the Midstream Sector of the Nigerian Economy
Bridging Technological
Gaps in the Crude Oil
Refining Industry


Chairman of CORAN with the
Midstream Sector Industry Players

The Crude Oil Refinery-owners Association of Nigeria (CORAN) is a non-profit association incorporated to promote crude oil refining in Nigeria. The association works closely with the relevant government agencies such as the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Finance and other Stakeholders in proffering sustainable and scalable solutions that provide investment-friendly legal and regulatory policies to boost the Nations refining capacity through the private sector.

CORAN is a voice for all refineries operating in Nigeria. We collectively work with our members to highlight key issues, challenges, and constraints, as well as draw attention to existing gaps where Government’s immediate intervention is needed.

With a sound collaborative commercial experience and a pragmatic approach in the Crude oil refining business, we provide our members with leading-edge strategies when entering or operating a refinery in Nigeria. We are geared towards promoting industrial productive activities which enhance the economic prosperity of the Nation…Read More


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FG should float $1bn fund to complete new refineries — Refinery owners

However, President of Crude Oil Refinery-owners Association of Nigeria, CORAN, Mr. Momoh Oyarekhua, said: “ The coming on stream of Dangote Refinery is a very good development, especially as it would reduce huge dependence on imported petrol, conserve foreign exchange and create additional jobs.” The government needs to support the construction of other indigenous refinery […]

CORAN Lauds NUPRC over Decision to Enforce Domestic Crude Supply Obligations

The Crude Oil Refineries-owners Association of Nigeria (CORAN) has lauded the decision by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) to enforce domestic crude supply obligations whose non-implementation he said had so far stifled some local refineries from optimising production and making refined products available in the local market  In a statement, he noted that […]


Crude Oil Refinery-Owners Association of Nigeria (CORAN), with it’s members Waltersmith, OPAC and Aradel Refinery had a stimulating session which was held on the 25th of October 2023, on the theme “Africa Refining: Regional Sufficiency Amid Global Energy Transition” at OTL 2023.The Panel had, Mr. Aliyu Suleiman, Group Chief Strategist officer, Dangote Group, Mr temitop […]

CORAN Dialogues with Minister of State for Petroleum, Intensifies Demand for Crude Oil Supply

As Nigeria grapples with the low supply of premium motor spirit (PMS), also called petrol, into the country due to scarcity of foreign exchange to boost importation, modular refinery owners are seeking government intervention to expand their refining capacity thereby improving supply. The refinery owners, under the aegis of Crude Oil Refinery-owners Association of Nigeria […]

Support for modular refineries will give Nigerians cheaper fuel – CORAN

Momoh Oyarekhua, the Chairman of the Crude Oil Refineries Association of Nigeria (CORAN), has emphasized that supporting modular refineries will provide Nigerians with access to more affordable fuel. He made this statement during an interview on Arise Television on Friday, July 14. Oyarekhua pointed out that government backing for modular refineries would effectively eliminate various […]

CORAN seeks more investment in modular refineries in Nigeria 

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Crude Oil Refiners Association of Nigeria (CORAN), Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, has called for greater investment in the establishment of modular refineries in Nigeria, as a step towards improving the oil and gas downstream sector.