7th March 2017
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL) today signed a 3 year lease agreement allowing Kenya Pipeline to use the facilities of KPRL for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project.
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project is a government initiative aimed at exploration and marketing of crude oil that will place Kenya as an oil exporter.
Witnessing the signing of the agreement, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter praised both parties for agreeing to work together in order to elevate Kenya’s economic status.
He asked the KPC and KPRL parties to work together to ensure the Early Oil Pilot Scheme begins as scheduled.
Energy and Petroleum CS Charles Keter addressing striking oil truckers at Embakasi in Nairobi. The truckers were complaining of the new regulation which requires them to operate during the day to avoid accidents at night.
The Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Hon. Charles Keter has urged striking oil tankers drivers to resume duty as mechanism were being put in place to address.
Addressing the drivers at the Kenya Pipeline Depot at Embakasi in Nairobi, Hon. Keter asked petroleum dealers to resume operations as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) engages with industry stakeholders in order to come up with policies that uphold safety and at the same time does not disrupt business.
“I plead with you to go back to work, I will be in touch with line authorities to discuss and resolve your grievancies,” said Hon. Keter, adding that the truckers’ strike would negatively impact on the economy.