Kenya to assemble bulk cooking gas storage facility

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to assemble 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, rising competition among oil marketers and, in flip, bringing down the price of the gas.
The facility is also 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 corporations with the lowest bids to import petroleum merchandise on behalf of the industry. The bulk storage facility, to be owned by the government, may also usher in an era of value controls for cooking fuel.
KPC has started the search for an organization that it said would provide engineering designs for the proposed facility, which can inform the process of selecting a contractor for the development works.
The marketing consultant may also undertake environmental influence assessment as well as LPG demand in the Kenyan market. “The proposed new facility is to be designed as a ‘common user’ facility for dishing out LPG to interested parties by way of rail siding, truck loading, and bottling facilities,” said KPC in tender paperwork.
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“KPC is desirous of implementing storage capacity of at least 25,000 metric tonnes within the medium term and 50,000 metric tonnes in the lengthy run topic to affirmation after undertaking the LPG demand research.” The facility at KPRL, which KPC runs via a lease, will be linked to the second Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT 2), which is nearing completion.
In เกจวัดแรงดันลมราคา , a examine collectively conducted by the Ministry of Energy and The World Bank recommended that LPG storage facilities with total capacities of 8700 tonnes be set up within the three cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and the 2 major towns of Eldoret and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KPC is in search of a transaction adviser to assist it conclude the takeover of the defunct KPRL as it seeks to boost its storage capacity. KPRL was placed under the administration of KPC in 2017 as a storage facility for imported crude oil after Indian investor Essar didn’t revive the country’s solely oil refinery.
KPRL has 45 tanks with a complete 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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