Kenya to construct bulk cooking gasoline storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to construct a cooking fuel storage facility on the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). The move is expected to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the country, rising competition among oil entrepreneurs and, in flip, bringing down the value of the gasoline.
The facility is also expected to allow players to import cooking fuel by way of the Open Tender System (OTS), a gas importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil corporations with the bottom bids to import petroleum merchandise on behalf of the industry. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, could additionally usher in an period of price controls for cooking gas.
KPC has started the search for a corporation that it stated would provide engineering designs for the proposed facility, which is ready to inform the process of choosing a contractor for the development works.
The marketing consultant may even undertake environmental influence assessment in addition to LPG demand within the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for dishing out LPG to fascinated parties by way of rail siding, truck loading, and bottling amenities,” mentioned KPC in tender paperwork.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capability of no much less than 25,000 metric tonnes in the medium time period and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long run subject to affirmation after enterprise the LPG demand study.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs by way of a lease, will be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In 2005, a research collectively carried out by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank really helpful that LPG storage facilities with complete capacities of 8700 tonnes be set up within the three cities together with Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the two main towns of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is seeking a transaction adviser to help it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL because it seeks to spice up its storage capability. KPRL was positioned under the administration of KPC in 2017 as a storage facility for imported crude oil after Indian investor Essar did not revive the country’s only oil refinery.
เกจวัดแรงดันเชื้อเพลิง has forty five tanks with a total storage capacity 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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