Jet fuel hydrant line at Cairo Airport- Press Photo
CAIRO – 10 July 2017: State-owned lubricant manufacturing, Misr Petroleum launched last week a new pipeline for transporting fuel from warehouses directly to planes, company chairman Mohamed Shaaban said Monday.
The new hydrant line was built at Terminal 2 of the Cairo International Airport to be an alternative for tank cars that were used to transfer jet fuel to planes, Shabaan said in a statement.
Misr Petroleum acquires 80 percent of jet fuel business in Egypt as it pumps 2,000 tons for planes per day.
The company which owns 864 fuel stations in Egypt, with annual sales of LE 125 billion ($6.9 billion), offers jet fuel services to 13 airports, with Cairo International Airport consuming 55 percent of its fuel, according to the company website.