Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gas storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is about to construct a cooking gas storage facility at the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). The move is anticipated to ease the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the country, growing competition among oil marketers and, in turn, bringing down the value of the fuel.
The facility can be expected to enable gamers to import cooking fuel by way of the Open Tender System (OTS), a fuel importation mechanism supervised by the Petroleum Ministry that contracts oil firms with the bottom bids to import petroleum merchandise on behalf of the trade. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, could also usher in an era of worth controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has started the search for an organization that it mentioned would provide engineering designs for the proposed facility, which is in a position to inform the method of selecting a contractor for the construction works.
The advisor may also undertake environmental impression assessment as well as LPG demand in 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 services,” mentioned KPC in tender paperwork.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capability of a minimum of 25,000 metric tonnes within the medium time period and 50,000 metric tonnes in the lengthy run topic to confirmation after endeavor the LPG demand examine.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs through a lease, will be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In 2005, a study jointly performed by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank recommended that LPG storage amenities with complete capacities of 8700 tonnes be set up within the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the 2 main towns of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is seeking a transaction adviser to assist it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL because it seeks to boost its storage capacity. เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำประปา was positioned beneath the management of KPC in 2017 as a storage facility for imported crude oil after Indian investor Essar failed to 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 products whereas 233 million litres is for crude oil.
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