Kenya Pipeline Company has finished building four oil storage tanks at its Nairobi Terminal.
According to local media reports, the four additional tanks, at a cost of SH 5.3 billion, will provide sufficient capacity for receipt of higher volumes of diesel and super petrol products following the recent completion of the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline.
The tanks, with a capacity of 133 million litres of fuel, have more than doubled the storage capacity of diesel and super petrol from the current 100 million litres.
KPC’s manging director Joe Sang, says: ‘Besides guaranteeing security of supply of petroleum products, the new tanks will also enhance operational flexibility and increase tank turnaround at Kipevu resulting in more ullage creation at KOSF and reduction of demurrage charges.’
The new tanks and the new pipeline will adequately serve Kenya and the region’s petroleum demand, which is projected to be 11.4 billion litres in 2020.