Al Hamra Specialized Oil Terminal, one of the most significant and strategic oil sites for crude oil shipment and export, to be developed to accommodate nearly 225 thousand barrels per day (bpd) from the Western Desert instead of 185 thousands bpd, said Eng. Sameh Fahmy, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum.
In his visit to new fields in the Western Desert and the new production facilities, Fahmy checked the work progress at this area and pointed out that Al Hamra terminal comprises all significant factors to be a major export hub through an advanced framework where he asked to set up a study for the development of Al Hamra oil terminal’s facilities and the related pipelines in order to increase its current export capacity from 600 thousand barrels to million barrels monthly, as well as its storage capacity from 800 thousand barrels to million barrels .
Eng. Shamel Hamdy, Head of the Western Desert Development Committee, reviewed a report about production development and status in the Western Desert region. The report highlighted that several new discovered fields were added on production stream successively, which will lead to a production increase of nearly 40 thousand barrels daily, which means that total Western Desert’s production will reach about 270 thousand barrels per day by next April.