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Where Did You Sell The Oil? — Lobbyists  Question Secrecy Around Kenya’s Oil Export

Where Did You Sell The Oil? — Lobbyists Question Secrecy Around Kenya’s Oil Export

Kenyan lobbyists have raised concerns over the secrecy surrounding Kenya’s oil exports, saying it does not augur well for transparency in the sector. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently announced that Kenya had joined the league of…

East Africa
Kenya To Clear Qatari Oil Firm’s ‘Interest’ In Lamu Basin

Kenya To Clear Qatari Oil Firm’s ‘Interest’ In Lamu Basin

Kenyan Petroleum Ministry says the East African country will clear a Qataris oil firm to acquire offshore blocks in the presumably oil-rich Lamu Basin. In July, state-owned Qatar Petroleum acquired stake in three offshore blocks…

East Africa
We Are Now An Oil Exporter — Kenyatta Says After First Oil Sale

We Are Now An Oil Exporter — Kenyatta Says After First Oil Sale

Kenya has joined the league of Africa oil exporters after its first consignment of 200,000 barrels fetched $12 million on Thursday afternoon. That means the sweet light crude sold at $60 per barrel, an uptick…

East Africa
‘We Expect Oil Ships To Dock In August’ — Kenya Renovates Port For First Crude Oil Sale

‘We Expect Oil Ships To Dock In August’ — Kenya Renovates Port For First Crude Oil Sale

Officials at Kenya’s Mombasa port say renovations are underway at crude oil terminal in preparation for the exportation of the country’s first oil in the coming months. In a financial statement last month, Tullow Oil…

East Africa
Kenya: Host Community Disrupts Oil Trucking Over Jobs, Alleged Neglect

Kenya: Host Community Disrupts Oil Trucking Over Jobs, Alleged Neglect

Drivers from Kenya’s oil-rich Turkana region blocked a convoy of trucks ferrying crude oil to the port of Mombasa, demanding inclusion in the oil transportation. The men who bashed oil companies, government and other stakeholders…

East Africa
Kenya, Tanzania Agree To Establish Natural Gas Trade Arrangements

Kenya, Tanzania Agree To Establish Natural Gas Trade Arrangements

DAR ES SALAAM — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli, agreed to explore trading in natural gas, which companies including Equinor ASA are looking to develop for export. They tasked ministers…

East Africa
Final Investment Decision On Kenya’s South Lokichar Oilfield Could Delay—Tullow

Final Investment Decision On Kenya’s South Lokichar Oilfield Could Delay—Tullow

Tullow Oil has conceded that a final investment decision on its planned South Lokichar basin oilfield development in Kenya is likely to slip into next year. The London-listed independent had until recently been pushing for…

East Africa
Kenya Inks Milestone Deal With Total, Tullow & Africa Corp To Build Crude Processing Facility

Kenya Inks Milestone Deal With Total, Tullow & Africa Corp To Build Crude Processing Facility

The Kenyan government has signed agreements with oil major Total, Tullow Oil and Africa Oil Corp to develop a 60,000-80,000 barrels per day crude processing facility for oil discovered in the country’s northwest. The Petroleum…

East Africa
Kenyan Gov’t To Support Local Firms’ Entry In Oil And Gas Industry

Kenyan Gov’t To Support Local Firms’ Entry In Oil And Gas Industry

The Kenyan government says it will increase oversight on the oil and gas sector to ensure that players offer more opportunities to local enterprises as it moves to implement the new Petroleum Act. This is…

East Africa
We’re Fast Tracking Local Content Program — Kenyan Official

We’re Fast Tracking Local Content Program — Kenyan Official

Kenya is in its final stages of enhancing local content policies to address the increment of local participation that encourages foreign investment in the oil and gas sector, local media reports. The existing legislation are…