LPRC to Revitalize Oil Terminal in Sinoe

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    The management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) is inspecting its petroleum storage facilities in Greenville, Sinoe County to rehabilitate them to ensure effective service to its customers in the country.
    The facilities were inspected during the celebration of the July 26 Independence Day in Greenville, Sinoe County, including the Greenville Oil Terminal, located near the Samuel A. Ross Port of Greenville, according to a press release from LPRC.
    The release said the 5.3 million gallon storage capacity in Greenville, like other petroleum storage and handling facilities around the country, suffered the effects of extended Liberian civil conflict, repeated looting and lack of maintenance.
    “All nine storage tanks (8 horizontal and 1 vertical) along with the loading gentry and pipelines are completely destroyed and reduced to tiny particles of metal iron,” the release said.
    Due to the growing economic activities in the southeastern counties and the desire of the company to meet the domestic fuel demand of the region, the LPRC Managing Director Sumo Kupee has expressed interest in revitalizing the Greenville Oil Terminal.
    “The southeast is experiencing a solid and positive development; as a result, the demand for petroleum products in every sector of the economy of this region makes it a compelling need to accelerate the plans for the rehabilitation of the existing facility and the construction of new ones,” Director Kupee said.
    Director Kupee and delegation were welcomed to the Port of Greenville by NPA Acting Managing Director David Williams, while the inspection tour was led by J. Darfa Wah, Manager of the Port of Greenville.
    It may be recalled that in late May and mid June Director Kupee visited the Crude Storage Terminal at the Bong Mines Pier and later visited the Ganta Oil Terminal in Nimba County to get first hand information on the statuses of the two facilities.
    Phase one of the construction work on the Crude Storage Terminal is expected to be completed this August while renovation of the Ganta Oil Terminal is held, pending the relocation of residents whose homes are within 100 meters to the terminal’s perimeter fence, the release noted.

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