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Cheaper Gas Cylinders on Governments Agenda

 The government of Kenya will soon rollout a gas cylinder programme to facilitate the affordability of the product to its citizens.   Speaking at the Energy Parliamentary Committee meeting at English Point Marina in Mombasa, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the programme would be rolled out in May.   Andrew Kamau, Petroleum Principal Secretary said the government will introduce a 6kg Liquid Petroleum Gas cylinder.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th February 2018

Kenya- Natural Gas Plant Project Revived

 After dropping the project in 2018, Kenya has made a U-turn and renewed plans to build its first natural gas-fired power plant in Mombasa.   Energy secretary Charles Keter has initiated fresh talks with the Treasury in preparing a financing structure for the 700-megawatt (MW) power plant that the government seeks to implement together with a private investor under the public-private partnership model.   In 2016, the ministry.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th January 2018

Huge Potential in the Oil and Gas Sector

 Since 2014, Oil prices have recorded the strongest start to a calendar year, with crude oil opening at over $60 a barrel. Oil prices collapsed from almost $120 a barrel in June 2014 due to weak demand, a strong dollar and a booming shale production in the USA.   The biggest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia, have continued to strengthen their collaboration in the oil and gas industry. This is one relationship that we should.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th January 2018

Total Cooking Gas Customers to Verify Fuel Validity via SMS

 A new service has been introduced by Total Kenya for its cooking gas customers to use their phones to verify validity of the fuel they are buying to avert accidents linked to illegal refilling by unscrupulous dealers.   To verify, customers will have to scratch the label attached to the gas cylinders and text a unique code to 38353. This will be free service   The campaign will help to remove counterfeit products out of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th January 2018

Kenya- Kenya Pipeline Company Storage Tanks Almost Complete.

 Kenya Pipeline Co. (KPC) is set to complete the construction of US$53 million worth of new fuel storage tanks in Nairobi soon to receive high volumes of products from the port of Mombasa.   KPC said Indian firm Prashanth Project Ltd (PPL) was currently working on four tanks with a capacity to store 133 million litres and Zakhem International Construction is at the tail-end of finishing a new pipeline from Mombasa to.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th January 2018

MAGUFULI WANTS 'FIRST OIL' BEFORE 2020

 John Magufuli wants investors, the governments of Uganda and Tanzania to accelerate the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Magufuli wants the pipeline to be constructed in the shortest time possible instead of waiting until 2020.   After completion of key infrastructures like the pipeline and the refinery, Uganda expects to start oil production. However, Magufuli believes that it can be done.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th December 2017

GAS CONSUMPTION TO RISE BY 30PC IN 2017

Utilization of dry gas in Tanzania is set to increase to 1.7 billion cubic meters from 1.3 billion cubic meters last year.   London-based Business Monitor International (BMI) Research, which provides macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis in 24 industries and 200 global markets, says Tanzania has per capita gas consumption of 15.9 cubic meters while the reserve is 1.6 trillion cubic meters.   David Earnshaw, Laura.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th December 2017

KENYA- PROJECTS TO IMPROVE OIL SUPPLY LOGISTICS

 To enhance the availability of fuel at home and in the neighboring countries the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is undertaking a number of petroleum infrastructure projects.    They include the enhancement of storage capacity, the replacement of pipelines, and investment in loading facilities.   With efficient infrastructure, Kenya is assured of a adequate, reliable, and cost-effective supply of petroleum products across.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th November 2017

Kenya- Nairobi County to Build Centralized Oil Tankers Parking

 The Nairobi County government is committed to constructing a centralized tanker parking and marshaling yard in the city, aimed at ensuring safety in handling of petroleum products.   This is under the Legal Notice No.9 of 2011, which gazettes the aforementioned area as a Protected Area.   The county government will bring the Kenya Railway on board, to cede ground for land in the vicinity of the construction of the project.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th November 2017

Tanzania Reach Gas Deal With Dangote

 Dangote cement and Tanzania have come to an agreement on the supply of natural gas to the firm’s manufacturing plant in Tanzania after negotiations stalled over prices.   The 500 million dollars cement factory which is located in Mtwara was set up last year with an annual capacity of three million tonnes, runs on expensive diesel-generators and has sought government-support to reduce costs.   The plant was shut down.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd November 2017

Zarara To Begin Lamu Offshore Drilling

 NEMA has given a British oil and gas firm the green light to start Sh16.4 billion drilling for commercial gas on Pate Island, Lamu county.   The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has cleared Zarara Oil and Gas Ltd to start drilling one of two wells believed to contain huge natural gas deposit on the archipelago.   Mr. Salim Ahmed Bashir - Lamu County Nema director of environment - confirmed that Zarara has.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st November 2017

Oil Discovery in Kajiado is God's Blessing Says Lenku

An exploration process is set to begin in the village of Kajiado’s Inkokirding’a after the discovery of gas in the region last week.   George Igunza, A Senior Geothermal Development Company geochemist made the announcement on Tuesday; he also revealed that a gas sample from the borehole at a farm in the Kipeto plateau had undergone analysis successfully.    The analysis revealed the presence of pure methane gas.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 13th October 2017



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