Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gasoline storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is ready to assemble a cooking gasoline storage facility at the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). The transfer is predicted to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the country, growing competition amongst oil entrepreneurs and, in turn, bringing down the cost of the fuel.
The facility can additionally be anticipated to allow gamers to import cooking fuel through the Open Tender System (OTS), a gas importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil firms with the bottom bids to import petroleum products on behalf of the industry. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the federal government, might additionally usher in an era of value controls for cooking gasoline.
KPC has started the search for an organization that it stated would supply engineering designs for the proposed facility, which can inform the process of selecting a contractor for the construction works.
The consultant may also undertake environmental impression evaluation as properly as LPG demand in the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for allotting LPG to fascinated parties through rail siding, truck loading, and bottling services,” said KPC in tender paperwork.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capability of no much less than 25,000 metric tonnes within the medium term and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long term topic to confirmation after endeavor the LPG demand research.” เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำประปาราคา at KPRL, which KPC runs via a lease, will be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In 2005, a study jointly conducted by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank beneficial that LPG storage facilities with total capacities of 8700 tonnes be arrange within the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the two main cities of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is looking for a transaction adviser to help it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL as it seeks to boost its storage capability. KPRL was placed underneath the management of KPC in 2017 as a storage facility for imported crude oil after Indian investor Essar failed to revive the country’s only oil refinery.
KPRL has forty five tanks with a total storage capability of 484 million litres. About 254 million litres is reserved for refined products while 233 million litres is for crude oil.

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