Kenya to construct bulk cooking fuel storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is about to construct a cooking fuel storage facility on the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). The move is predicted to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the country, rising competitors among oil marketers and, in turn, bringing down the cost of the gasoline.
The facility can additionally be anticipated to enable players to import cooking fuel via the Open Tender System (OTS), a gas importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil firms with the bottom bids to import petroleum merchandise on behalf of the business. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the federal government, may also usher in an period of value controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has started the search for an organization that it said would supply engineering designs for the proposed facility, which can inform the method of choosing a contractor for the construction works.
The advisor may even undertake environmental impression 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 facilities,” stated KPC in tender documents.
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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 lengthy term subject to confirmation after undertaking the LPG demand study.” 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 เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำราคา , a study collectively carried out by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank beneficial that LPG storage facilities with complete capacities of 8700 tonnes be arrange in 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 boost its storage capacity. KPRL was placed underneath 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 total storage capability 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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