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African Gas & Oil of Kenya to Start LPG Discharge Tank This Year

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May 20 (Bloomberg) -- African Gas & Oil Co., a Kenyan-based fuel importer, plans to start operating a 14,000 metric-ton liquefied petroleum gas discharge tank in the port city of Mombasa by year-end, Managing Director Ezra Pakter said.

The container will be attached to a 5,000-meter (16,405-feet), 12-inch pipeline linked to a distribution centre, and then transported on trucks or by railway, Pakter said in an interview in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, today. The second stage of the company’s $125 million plan is to build 16 storage facilities with the capacity to hold 28,000 tons of LPG, he said.

African Gas & Oil Co. sold 103,889 metric tons of LPG in Kenya last year, in addition to 5,010 tons to surrounding countries, an increase of 12.2 percent from the previous year, Pakter said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sarah McGregor in Nairobi at smcgregor5@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net.

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