Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gas storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to assemble a cooking gas 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, rising competitors among oil marketers and, in flip, bringing down the cost of the fuel.
The facility is also anticipated to enable gamers to import cooking fuel 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 merchandise on behalf of the industry. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, might also usher in an period of worth controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has began the search for an organization that it stated would provide engineering designs for the proposed facility, which will inform the process of choosing a contractor for the development works.
The consultant may even undertake environmental influence assessment as properly as LPG demand within the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for dishing out LPG to interested events via rail siding, truck loading, and bottling services,” said KPC in tender documents.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capacity of at least 25,000 metric tonnes in the medium term and 50,000 metric tonnes in the lengthy run subject to affirmation after enterprise the LPG demand examine.” ราคาเพรสเชอร์เกจ 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 research collectively carried out by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank really helpful that LPG storage facilities with total capacities of 8700 tonnes be set up within the three cities together with Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the 2 main 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 capability. KPRL was placed under 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 forty five tanks with a complete storage capacity of 484 million litres. About 254 million litres is reserved for refined merchandise while 233 million litres is for crude oil.

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