Extractive and Energy

Mombasa – Nairobi oil pipeline to be completed in December

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 – Kenya is set to complete the Mombasa to Nairobi 450km oil pipeline in December 2017 as it’s at 97 percent complete.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter says the pipeline will ease traffic on the Mombasa-Nairobi road, as well as significantly improve oil supplies and stability in Nairobi and Kisumu.

Keter also said plans to roll out low-cost liquid petroleum gas were at an advanced stage with a tentative target of an end of year launch.

“This will also increase penetration of alternative forms of energy to charcoal and kerosene which government wants to phase out in the long-term,” says Keter

Keter was speaking during an energy sector briefing with President Uhuru Kenyatta where the President was also briefed on the work on infrastructure around the oil fields in Turkana, including road repairs and the fixing of the damaged Kainuk bridge.

CS Keter’s team included Principal Secretaries Eng Joseph Njoroge (Energy) and Andrew Kamau (Petroleum), and the CEOs of transmission firm Ketraco, geothermal agency GDC, generator Kengen and distributor Kenya Power.

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