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A one way street

Fuel distribution and storage provider Oryx Energies jointly owns (with the Tanzanian government) one of the largest bulk import and storage sites in sub-Saharan Africa. TIPER is a former refinery located in the strategic port of Dar es Salaam. In June 2015, Oryx Energies finished renovating two additional crude tanks at the site, bringing the facility’s capacity to 250,000 m3 in 32 tanks.

These tanks are used for strategic storage as well as being available to third party customers. ‘The terminal is in an excellent location for transporting product to Africa’s landlocked countries, such as Rwanda, Zambia, the DRC or even Uganda,’ Thierry Genthialon, MD for asset management and business development at Oryx Energies, explains.?The main purpose of storage in Africa is not quite the same as in northern Europe or on the American coasts where the ports have two-way traffic. Most of the ports in Africa have one-way traffic, handling imported product and product for further distribution on the coas...

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