This Day in History (1996): New propane loading system in Shedgum
The new equipment can fill a tanker in a quarter of the time it did with the previous system.
Shedgum has a new propane loading system.
Supervising operator Saad Al-Saleh is pictured here loading a tanker truck using Shedgum Gas Plant's new Propane Loading System.
The newly installed equipment can fill a tanker in 45 minutes -- a fraction of the three or four hours required with the old system.
In addition to helping meet Saudi Aramco's propane transportation needs, the facility supplies liquid propane to the local market through the Gasco distribution network.
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1973 - Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs
1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech; he is assassinated the next day
1936 - Bruno Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the infant son of pilot Charles Lindbergh
1922 - Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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