Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gasoline storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to construct 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, increasing competition amongst oil entrepreneurs and, in flip, bringing down the cost of the gas.
The facility can also be anticipated to enable players to import cooking gas via 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 trade. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, could also usher in an era of value controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has began the search for a corporation that it stated would offer engineering designs for the proposed facility, which is in a position to inform the method of selecting a contractor for the development works.
The marketing consultant may also undertake environmental influence 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 interested parties by way of rail siding, truck loading, and bottling facilities,” said KPC in tender documents.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capacity of at least 25,000 metric tonnes in the medium term and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long run topic to affirmation after endeavor the LPG demand examine.” The facility 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 research collectively conducted by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank recommended that LPG storage facilities with total capacities of 8700 tonnes be set up within the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the 2 main cities of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is in search of a transaction adviser to assist it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL because it seeks to boost its storage capability. KPRL was positioned beneath the management of KPC in 2017 as a storage facility for imported crude oil after Indian investor Essar didn’t revive the country’s only oil refinery.
เกจวัดแรงดันถังแก๊ส has forty five tanks with a total storage capacity of 484 million litres. About 254 million litres is reserved for refined merchandise while 233 million litres is for crude oil.

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