Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gas storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to assemble a cooking gasoline 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, increasing competitors amongst oil marketers and, in flip, bringing down the worth of the fuel.
The facility can additionally be anticipated to allow gamers to import cooking gas through the Open Tender System (OTS), a fuel importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil firms with the lowest bids to import petroleum products on behalf of the trade. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the federal government, could also usher in an era of worth controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has started the search for an organization that it stated would supply engineering designs for the proposed facility, which will inform the method of selecting a contractor for the construction works.
เกจวัดแรงดันแก๊ส marketing consultant may even undertake environmental impression evaluation in addition to LPG demand within the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for dispensing LPG to interested parties by way of rail siding, truck loading, and bottling amenities,” said KPC in tender documents.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capability of a minimum of 25,000 metric tonnes in the medium term and 50,000 metric tonnes in the lengthy run topic to confirmation after endeavor the LPG demand examine.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs via a lease, might 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 together with Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the 2 major cities of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is seeking a transaction adviser to help it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL as it seeks to boost its storage capacity. KPRL was positioned beneath the administration of KPC in 2017 as a storage facility for imported crude oil after Indian investor Essar failed to revive the country’s solely oil refinery.
KPRL has forty five tanks with a complete storage capacity 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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