Experimental operations have commenced at Misr Petroleum’s new petroleum storage, handling, and shipping warehouse at Badr City, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, announced, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The warehouse will have the capacity to handle 30 million liters of gasoline and diesel and cost $33 billion to build.

It contains two diesel tanks with a combined capacity of 12,000 tons, two 80-octane gasoline tanks with capacities of 7,000 tons, and three 92-octane gasoline tanks with 6,000-ton capacities. The warehouse also includes one 95-octane gasoline tank with a capacity of 750 tons.

In addition to its storage capacity, the warehouse has six diesel loading arms, five 80-octane gasoline loading arms, four 92-octane gasoline loading arms, and two 95-octane gasoline loading arms, the Head of Misr Petroleum, Mohamed Shabban, said.

The warehouse will serve the greater Cairo area, the New Administrative Capital, and Upper Egypt, El Molla said.

It was built in accordance with global health, safety, and environment (HSE) standards, the minister added.