Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gasoline storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to construct a cooking gas storage facility on 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 flip, bringing down the price of the gasoline.
The facility can also be anticipated to allow gamers to import cooking gasoline via the Open Tender System (OTS), a gasoline importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil companies with the bottom bids to import petroleum products on behalf of the trade. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the federal government, may additionally usher in an era of price controls for cooking gas.
KPC has began the search for an organization that it said would provide engineering designs for the proposed facility, which will inform the process of choosing a contractor for the construction works.
The advisor may even undertake environmental impact evaluation as well as LPG demand in the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for dispensing LPG to interested parties through rail siding, truck loading, and bottling services,” said KPC in tender paperwork.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capacity of no less than 25,000 metric tonnes in the medium time period and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long run topic to affirmation after endeavor the LPG demand research.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs via a lease, shall be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In 2005, a study jointly performed by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank recommended that LPG storage services with whole capacities of 8700 tonnes be arrange within the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the two main towns of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is seeking a transaction adviser to assist it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL because it seeks to boost its storage capacity. เกจวัดแรงดัน was positioned underneath 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.
KPRL has forty five tanks with a complete storage capability of 484 million litres. About 254 million litres is reserved for refined merchandise whereas 233 million litres is for crude oil.
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