27.09.16. Vivo Energy Kenya has opened a 23 million litre diesel storage tank at the company’s Mombasa terminal.
The opening of the tank makes Vivo Energy Kenya the oil marketer with the largest diesel storage capacity in the country, the company claimed. Some 23 million litres of diesel can be ferried by 660 long haul trucks or 535 rail wagons. The company also opened a 5 million litre petrol storage tank.
The tank commissioning increases the company’s diesel storage to 53 million litres, and petrol storage to 29 million litres. “Increasing diesel storage to this amount is a sign of growth in the industry with increased volumes being witnessed at service stations, manufacturing and agricultural sectors,” a Vivo statement said.
Diesel consumption at Shell service stations has grown significantly since November 2012 when Vivo Energy Kenya was formed to distribute and market Shell branded fuels and lubricants. Higher consumption has created the need for additional fuel storage, which is now in place.

27th September 2016