Parco proceeds with plans for Pakistani products pipeline

Pak Arab Refinery Co. Ltd. (Parco) has awarded China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp. a letter of intent to build an 817-km products line from its refinery at Mehmood Kot in Punjab province to Karachi's Port Qasim.


By an OGJ Online Correspondent


KARACHI, Feb. 22
�Pak Arab Refinery Co. Ltd. (Parco) has awarded China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp. a letter of intent to build a 26-in., 817-km products line from its refinery at Mehmood Kot in Punjab province to Karachi's Port Qasim.

The $480 million pipeline is expected to enter service by December 2002. A joint venture, Pak Arab Pipeline Co., is implementing the project. Parco owns 51%, Shell Pakistan Ltd. 26%, Caltex Pakistan 11%, and Pakistan State Oil 12%.

The pipeline could move 12 million tonnes/year. Drag reducing agents could increase that to 18 million tonnes/year.

The pipeline would carry multiple products and would replace the existing pipeline, which would be converted to carry crude.

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