Kenya to construct bulk cooking fuel storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to assemble a cooking gasoline storage facility at the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). เกจวัดแรงดัน is anticipated to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the country, rising competition amongst oil entrepreneurs and, in turn, bringing down the value of the gas.
The facility can additionally be expected to enable players to import cooking gasoline through the Open Tender System (OTS), a gasoline importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil companies with the lowest bids to import petroleum merchandise on behalf of the business. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, could also usher in an era of price controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has started the search for a corporation that it mentioned would provide engineering designs for the proposed facility, which can inform the process of selecting a contractor for the development works.
The advisor may even undertake environmental impression assessment in addition to LPG demand within the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for allotting LPG to fascinated events through rail siding, truck loading, and bottling amenities,” said KPC in tender documents.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capability of no much less than 25,000 metric tonnes within the medium time period and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long term topic to confirmation after endeavor the LPG demand research.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs by way of a lease, shall 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 beneficial that LPG storage facilities with complete capacities of 8700 tonnes be set up in the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the two main towns of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is in search of a transaction adviser to help it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL as it seeks to boost its storage capability. KPRL was placed beneath the management 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.
KPRL has 45 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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