Oil Terminal commissions 55,000 cu m gas tank in Constanta

Oil and petroleum handling company Oil Terminal commissioned on Friday in Constanta a gas tank with a storage capacity of 55,000 cubic meters built at the company’s South Storage Facility, at the exit of the city, with Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja attending.

According to Oil Terminal CEO Sorin Ciutureanu, one of the reasons why the new tank was built outside the city is that of relocating the storage capacity from the 100-hectare inner-city Northern Storage Facility, to allow an urban regeneration project to be carried out on 38 hectares, which will come with “multiple benefits for the Constanta community, as well as for the company,” a release states.

The commissioning of the new storage capacity also marks 125 years of Oil Terminal activity, a company the Energy Ministry holds 87.75 percent of.

Minister Burduja congratulated the company management for the investments made.

Oil Terminal SA and Iulius Real Estate SRL signed last year an association agreement under which a 38-hectare area owned by Oil Terminal, that housed storage facilities for petroleum products and where the main business activity has been discontinued more than 10 years ago, shall be returned to the city as a sustainable urban area accessible to the entire community, contributing to the economic, touristic, social and cultural development of Constanta.

At the 125th anniversary of the company, the construction of the 55,000 cubic meter tank at the South Storage Facility was finalized, complete with a new loading ramp for tank trucks, the technological installations were upgraded and made more flexible, so that Oil Terminal can move diesel via five berths, compared to two berths in the past years. Also, in a first, 150,000 DWT Aframax tankers will be operated for diesel unloading.

Oil Terminal holds 45 percent of the domestic service market for crude oil imports via the Black Sea, over 60 percent for the export of petroleum products, and 90 percent for the import of black oil.