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Mombasa–Nairobi oil pipeline to be complete by end of 2017

CS Keter’s team included Principal Secretaries Eng Joseph Njoroge (Energy) and Andrew Kamau (Petroleum), and the CEOs of transmission firm Ketraco, geothermal agency GDC, generator Kengen and distributor Kenya Power.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 10 – The 450-km oil pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi is 97 percent complete, and will be commissioned in December.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter says the pipeline will ease traffic on the Mombasa-Nairobi road, as well as significantly improve oil supplies and stability in Nairobi and Kisumu.

Keter also said plans to roll out low-cost liquid petroleum gas were at an advanced stage with a tentative target of an end of year launch.

“This will also increase penetration of alternative forms of energy to charcoal and kerosene which government wants to phase out in the long-term,” says Keter

Keter was speaking during an energy sector briefing with President Uhuru Kenyatta where the President was also briefed on the work on infrastructure around the oil fields in Turkana, including road repairs and the fixing of the damaged Kainuk bridge.

CS Keter’s team included Principal Secretaries Eng Joseph Njoroge (Energy) and Andrew Kamau (Petroleum), and the CEOs of transmission firm Ketraco, geothermal agency GDC, generator Kengen and distributor Kenya Power.

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