Kenya to assemble bulk cooking fuel storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is about to assemble a cooking gas storage facility at the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). The transfer is expected to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the nation, increasing competitors among oil marketers and, in turn, bringing down the value of the gasoline.
The facility can additionally be expected to allow players 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 merchandise on behalf of the business. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the federal government, could additionally usher in an era of price controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has began the search for an organization that it said would offer engineering designs for the proposed facility, which can inform the process of selecting a contractor for the development works.
The consultant may also undertake environmental impression evaluation in addition to 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 through rail siding, truck loading, and bottling services,” mentioned KPC in tender paperwork.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capacity of a minimal of 25,000 metric tonnes in the medium time period and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long run topic to affirmation after undertaking the LPG demand study.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs through a lease, might be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In 2005, a examine jointly conducted by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank really helpful that LPG storage facilities with total capacities of 8700 tonnes be arrange in the three cities together with Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the 2 major cities of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, เกจ์วัดแรงดันลม 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 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 solely oil refinery.
KPRL has 45 tanks with a complete storage capability of 484 million litres. About เครื่องมือความดัน is reserved for refined merchandise while 233 million litres is for crude oil.
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