Upper Egypt receives about 7.5m tonnes of crude oil, butane, and petroleum products through pipelines annually, the Chairperson of Petroleum Pipeline Company (PPC), Abdel- Moneim Hafez, said
He pointed out that investments worth EGP 3.6bn were injected into Upper Egypt, including a project to increase the capacity of butane to Lower Egypt governorates from a daily 2,600 tonnes to 6,000, as implementing the butane line of Ras Ghareb-Assiut was completed, of a distance of 305km, in addition to a butane line from Assiut to Sohag along 127km.
The facilities to receive and pump butane from SUMED in Ain Sukhna to the national butane network to secure and increase the rates of pumping gas to Assiut, Sohag, and Upper Egypt were connected.
Hafez added that doubling the Ras Bakr-Ras Gharib-Assiut lines was finished, along a distance of 160km. The facilities to receive and pump butane from Sonker to the national butane network was also completed.
He explained that it is planned to implement the doubling of the line of Ras Ghareb-Khashm Al Raqaba of a distance of 130km, in addition to completing the pipeline to transport petroleum products from El Tebbeen to Assiut with a length of 376km at a rate of 3,000 tonnes per day to meet the needs of governorates in Lower Egypt.
He added that construction of the pipeline from South Helwan to Bani Haroun of a distance of 36km is resumed in order to meet the growing needs of northern Upper Egypt for diesel and petroleum products.
Additionally, the pipeline of Sokhna-Tebeen is under construction of a distance of 115 km, to connect the Upper Egypt lines to the Ain Sokhna area. Doubling the Minya-Assiut line is also underway, along a distance of 115km to increase the rates of transporting petroleum products to Minya and Assiut to a daily 8,000 tonnes.