Kenya to assemble bulk cooking fuel storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is ready to construct a cooking gas storage facility on the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). The transfer is anticipated to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the nation, increasing competitors amongst oil entrepreneurs and, in turn, bringing down the value of the gas.
เกจแรงดัน can additionally be expected to enable gamers to import cooking gas by way of the Open Tender System (OTS), a gas importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil companies with the bottom bids to import petroleum products on behalf of the business. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, may additionally usher in an era of value controls for cooking gas.
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 choosing a contractor for the construction works.
The marketing consultant will also undertake environmental impact assessment in addition to LPG demand in the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for dishing out LPG to involved events through rail siding, truck loading, and bottling amenities,” mentioned KPC in tender documents.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capability of a minimal of 25,000 metric tonnes within the medium time period and 50,000 metric tonnes in the long term subject to confirmation after enterprise the LPG demand study.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs by way of a lease, will be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In 2005, a examine jointly carried out by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank really helpful that LPG storage amenities with complete capacities of 8700 tonnes be arrange within the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the two major cities of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is looking for a transaction adviser to assist it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL as it seeks to spice up 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 failed to revive the country’s solely 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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