No. 21



Sumed Transports 2.34mn B/D In 1998

The Sumed pipeline system transported a total of 117mn tons(about 2.34mn b/d) of crude oil in 1998, according to figures provided to MEESby Sumed. This is just short of the pipelines 120mn ton capacity, andrepresents a decline of 1.8% below the 1997 figure of 119.2mn tons (about2.384mn b/d MEES, 23 February 1998).

The company added that 121mn tons of crude oil wereoffloaded at the 'Ain Sukhna terminal in the Gulf of Suez in...