LPG uptake promotion

The main objective of this project is to increase penetration of LPG to low income population in the country. This will be facilitated by purchasing 6kg cylinders as per the Kenyan spec with burners and meko type grill as well as constructing mini LPG storage and refilling plants across the country. The Ministry is in [...]

Street Lighting

Street lighting is without doubt an energy using product that has been installed in cities for centuries. It contributes to human development by providing and improving human vision at night. Previously, street lighting had been a mirage for many towns in Kenya. However, this changed and currently, a total of 35,521 lanterns have been installed [...]

5000+ MW Power Generation Strategy

The challenges facing the electricity supply sector are mainly inadequate generation capacity arising out of insufficient investment in power generation and its dependence on hydro for 50% of the existing capacity. The sector has had to resort to expensive quick fixes like Medium Speed Diesel (MSD) plants running on Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and High Speed Diesel [...]

Last Mile Project

The last mile connectivity project is an initiative by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and implemented by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company aiming to ensure affordable electricity connections to households and achieving over 70% connectivity by 2017 and universal access by 2020. The methodology approach in the first phase of the initiative, [...]

Early Oil Pilot Scheme

The project aims at establishing the technical, logistical infrastructure and other key arrangements crucial for supporting Full Field Development (FFD) of the South Lokichar Sub-Basin. This involves trucking of the crude oil from South Lokichar Sub-Basin using insulated and heated tank-tainers to the Kenya Petroleum Refineries (KPRL) storage facility before export to international markets. To [...]

Petroleum Exploration and Distribution

Upstream Project/ Programme Objective Expected Output Development of the Mombasa Petroleum Trading Hub Increased up stream petroleum services. Increased oil and gas exploration and exploitation. Construction of new Mombasa – Nairobi New Oil Pipeline Supply reliability and safety. Modernized pipeline. Construction of a parallel Oil Pipeline from Sinendet to   Kisumu Supply reliability and [...]

Sustainable energy

Kenya was selected as a pilot country for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative due to the country’s commitment to energy development. Further to this, Kenya was invited through a letter jointly signed by Ms. Helen Clark and Mr. Kandeh Yumkella to the President to join the initiative in the lead up to Rio [...]

Storage facility for petroleum

Construction of crude oil pipeline

Lokichar – Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline The project involves development of 836 km, 20-inch diameter pipeline system originating from the oil fields in Lokichar to an export point in Lamu. This include a pipeline, pumping stations, heating system, terminal storage and export facility and other associated facilities. Preparatory activities for the Lokichar – Lamu Crude [...]

Oil & Gas Exploration

Oil and Gas Exploration History of exploration activities Petroleum operations in Kenya are governed by the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, Chapter 308 of the Laws of Kenya which was revised for the first time in 1986 the latest revision was completed in 2015. Exploration for oil and gas in Kenya dates back to early [...]

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