12 Sep 2020
The Minster of Petroleum and Resources, Tarek El Molla, has visited the new petroleum projects in Ain Sokhna, including Sonker’s liquid bulk terminal which is located in the third basin of Al Sokhna Port
The project is a part of the ministry’s development plan for the main infrastructure of the strategic storage area and petroleum facilities and is considered as the main port along the red sea for storage and trading
The minister visited the strategic storage area of the project, which has a capacity of 100,000 cubic meters of diesel and 150,000 cubic meters of butane. The project also contains three pipelines for transporting butane and diesel.
The Minister said during his visit that the petroleum sector is working according to a national strategy to develop the infrastructure and establish petroleum facilities along the Red Sea and Mediterranean through a number of strategic projects which contribute to securing a part of country’s needs of exported petroleum products and support Egypt to become an oil & gas trading hub in the region
He added that Sonker is a vital and important project, in addition to other projects such as the strategic center for trading crude oil and petroleum products which was established in Sumed at Al Sokhna and Al Hamra Port for shipping, trading and storing petroleum products
The minister pointed out that Sonkar is a result of a fruitful cooperation and very successful investment between the government and the private sector, and he noted that petrojet achieved the project using the latest technologies and abiding by the international health , safety, and quality standards