By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 3 August 2017:
A tanker carrying 2,000 tonnes of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) for the Brega Petroleum Marketing Company has today been unloading the fuel at Zueitina where it docked yesterday. It was the first such delivery to the port. Normally Brega’s LNG deliveries go to the company’s platform at Tobruk port but the latter needs overhaul and cannot cope with increased loads.
The Tobruk platform “used to play a significant role throughout the last three years in meeting the needs of the middle and eastern regions”, Brega’s parent company, the National Oil Corporation, said yesterday.
From Zueitina, the LPG, which is to be used for cooking gas, is being transported to Brega’s Ras Al-Mungar storage depot in north Benghazi.
Taking it via Zueitina rather than Tobruk has saved time and cut costs, NOC says, possibly by as much as 65 percent.
The LPG was delivered by Panamanian-flagged but Greek-operated Gaz Venture. According to MarineTraffic.com, it left Misrata on Tuesday.
For its part Brega Marketing also says that fuel tanker Nord Geranium yesterday delivered some 27,000 tonnes of petrol from the Augusta refinery in Sicily to Tobruk’s Hariga port.