The Upstream Sector in Kenya The Upstream sector in Kenya essentially deals with hydrocarbon (Oil and Gas) exploration, both onshore and offshore within the four sedimentary basins in Kenya (Anza, Lamu, Mandera and Tertiary Rift), with a total area of about 490,000 square kilometres. The Upstream Division also deals with licensing of International Oil Companies [...]


The Midstream Sector incorporates petroleum supply, storage, refining and distribution. As petroleum products are essential requirements for the development of the country’s economy, sufficient infrastructure systems are vital to ensure adequate, reliable and cost-effective supply of petroleum products. The increase in local and regional demand for petroleum products however has not been matched by the [...]


Downstream sector involves licensing and monitoring of the operations of all countrywide retail network of 1200 petrol service stations operated by Multinationals (e.g. Total, Shell, OiLibya etc), National and Independent Operators. The compositional ownership of this retail network stations constitute Multinational (73%), National (8%) and Independent Operators at (19%). Kenya has a total of 53 [...]

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