Energy and Power Development Minister, Joram Gumbo, told The Chronicle there is no need for Zimbabwe to install a second fuel pipeline from Beira as the existing one is not being fully utilised.
Gumbo visited Beira to broaden his understanding of the country’s fuel supplies as Beira’s biggest client. He said from his observations the Feruka Oil Pipeline was underutilised hence it needed to be expanded before Government considers constructing a second one. He said he will submit his recommendations to Cabinet for consideration. Said Gumbo:
The decision has to be taken by Government but I will put my recommendations and I think that the pipeline is not being utilised to maximum capacity. It is used to about 75 percent capacity and as far as I’m concerned it might not be that necessary to add a second pipeline but to augment the one that is there. Expand it from Beira to Feruka.