Petrojet has begun service on a new crude oil pipeline at Al Hamra port in Al Alamein, Egypt, 120 km west of Alexandria. The pipeline will increase the port’s capacity to 1-million b/d.
The project included construction of a 250,000-bbl crude storage tank, the site’s sixth. Petrojet intends to increase Al Hamra’s crude storage capacity to 1.5 million bbl in an effort to maximize production from Western Desert fields.
Western Desert Operating Petroleum Co. operates the pipeline.
Egypt plans to build a new integrated refining and petrochemical complex at New Al Alamein, processing 2.5 million tonnes/year of crude and condensate with an surplus fuels or petrochemicals also exported via Al Hamra (OGJ Online, June 2, 2020).