• Short Summary

    THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF CRUDE OIL FOR THE NEW TIPER OIL REFINERY ARRIVED IN DAR-ES-SALAAM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ABOARD BULGARIAN TANKER "OGOSTA".

  • Description

    THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF CRUDE OIL FOR THE NEW TIPER OIL REFINERY ARRIVED IN DAR-ES-SALAAM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ABOARD BULGARIAN TANKER "OGOSTA".

    THE "OGOSTA" BROUGHT A CARGO OF OVER 20,000 TONS OF CRUDE OIL TO BEGIN THE PRODUCTION OF REFINED FUEL FROM THE GBP5,000,000 TIPER PLANT. THREE OTHER TANKERS WITH CARGOES OF CRUDE OIL ARE DUE BEFORE THE END OF JULY.

    THE JAPANESE BUILT TANKER PICKED UP HER CARGO IN THE PERSIAN GULF ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE. HER SPECIFICATIONS ARE SLIGHTLY OVER THE LIMIT FOR SHIPS COMING INTO DAR-ES-SALAAM, AND A LARGE CROWD TURNED OUT TO WATCH THE TRICKY OPERATION OF NOSING HER INTO THE NARROW HARBOUR ENTRANCE.

    WITH A 600,000 TON PRODUCTION CAPACITY THE NEW TIPER REFINERY WILL INITIALLY OPERATE ON A FOUR-PHASE PRODUCTION PLAN, THE FIRST PRODUCTS BEING GAS OIL, FUEL OIL, AND DIESEL. THESE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY NORMAL GRADE MOTOR SPIRIT, KEROSENE, LIQUID GAS, PREMIUM PETROL AND A JET FUEL.

    THE REFINERY WILL REQUIRE SUPPLIES OF ABOUT 50,000 TONS OF CRUDE OIL MONTHLY, AND OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS WILL BE PRODUCING IN THE REGION OF 350,000 TONS OF THE VARIOUS REFINED FUELS -- MORE THAN ENOUGH TO MEET TANZANIA'S NEEDS.

    AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF THE "OGOSTA" THE WORK OF PUMPING THE CARGO INTO THE REFINERY BEGAN DURING THE NIGHT. IT TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR FOR THE CRUDE OIL TO FLOW THROUGH THE TWO-MILE NETWORK OF PIPES FROM THE JETTY TO THE STORAGE TANKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5DTU5HR90F0RGYXLRB96I0MNO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DTU5HR90F0RGYXLRB96I0MNO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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