Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla during his visit to the depot in Badr city - press photo
CAIRO – 30 September 2017: Development works at the “Tube” depot in Badr city, northeast of Cairo, are 95 percent complete and it will be experimentally operated in November, a statement from the Petroleum Ministry said Saturday.
The depot contains 10 storage containers for diesel, Naphtha and gasoline as well as an 86 km petrol pipeline to transport petroleum products to Upper Egypt’s governorates.
Spreading over 120,000 square meters, total investments of the new depot amount to $33 million and it has a storage capacity of 26,000 tons.
Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla has visited the depot on Saturday, saying that the project comes in light of the ministry’s program to develop the transport, storage and distribution system of petroleum products.
He added that the new project will help supply petroleum products to Greater Cairo and Upper Egypt.
Works at the depot started in 2013 in partnership with the Libyan oil company, OilLibya. Molla said that the project reflects a successful cooperation between Egypt and Libya in developing the infrastructure of distributing petroleum products.