Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla - File photo
CAIRO - 17 May 2020: Petroleum Minister Tarek el Molla checked on Misr Petroleum Company's depot in Badr city.
The minister said the newly-automated depot comes as part of the ministry's efforts to develop storage, transport and distribution of petroleum materials.
In a statement on Sunday, the ministry said Molla instructed all workers at the depot to apply precautionary measures adopted by the government to curb the outbreak of Covid-19.
He said the depot was set up away from residential areas and traffic congestion and close to main petroleum lines coming from Suez or Mustard to facilitate the transportation of petroleum materials and secure needs of Cairo and other nearby governorates.
Head of Misr Petroleum Company Hussein Fathi said the storage facility has the capacity to store almost 26,000 tons of petroleum products.
It includes two diesel tanks with a combined capacity of 11,500 tons, two 80-octane gasoline tanks with a combined capacity of 6,000 tons, three 92-octane gasoline tanks with a combined capacity of 5,000 tons, and a 95-octane gasoline tank with a capacity of 750 tons.
The depot has a tank loading platform that contains six diesel loading arms, five 80-octane gasoline loading arms, four 92-octane gasoline loading arms, and two 95-octane gasoline loading arms, he added.