Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Q and A for Quiz Night about Abu Dhabi to Fujairah Oil Pipeline

Dieter Blauberg, the project director for the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline Project, spoke recently to the Middle East Oil and Gas Pipelines Conference in Abu Dhabi, about the new pipeline.

Here are the salient details just in case these questions are asked at your Quiz Night:

Facts in Brief
* First oil from UAE capital—January 2011
* Oil originating from Habshan, Abu Dhabi
* Length of pipeline—404 kilometres
* Capacity—1.5 million barrels per day of the black gold
* First tanker to load up in Fujairah with AD oil—January 2011
* Project completion date—August 2011
* 60% of UAE’s crude oil to go through pipeline to Arabian Sea

Benefits of Abu Dhabi—Fujairah Pipeline
* Will offset reliance on oil terminals in the Persian Gulf
* Will reduce congestion through the Strait of Hormuz
* More secure route will give greater reliability
* Will result in lower insurance costs
* Fujairah can accommodate larger vessels

Source: First Abu Dhabi oil to Load via Pipeline to Fujairah, BI-ME, 19 May 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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