Western Desert Operating Petroleum operates the El Hamra liquids storage terminal, which is located in Matruh in Egypt. This liquids storage terminal became operational in 1968 and is owned by Egyptian General Petroleum and Improved Petroleum Recovery Group of Companies.

The terminal, which is accessible by pipeline and road, primarily stores crude oil.

Key specifications of the storage terminal
Storage Capacity (bbl): 21,30,000
Tank Size Min (bbl): 2,68,000
Tank Size Max (bbl): 2,68,000
Number of Tanks: 7

El Hamra storage terminal is undergoing an expansion, which will increase its storage capacity by 6,70,000bbl.

During the period 2021-2025, the El Hamra storage terminal is expected to witness an estimated capex of $57.6m.


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