Kenya’s Oil Transport and Management Agency has completed the 122-kilometre Nakuru-Kisumu pipeline that will increase supply of the product to western Kenya and the entire East African region, Daily Nation reported.
The line, which was handed over to Kenya Pipeline Company by the contractor, now supplies 39 m litres to Kisumu depot, daily up from 12m. The new pipeline would end regular shortage of the product in Kisumu due to limitations of the old six inch diameter line laid in 1992, according to Jason Nyantino, Communications Manager at the company.
It was also reported that Kenya Pipeline Company has selected five major towns –Busia, Migori and Taita Taveta– to host fuel depots that will be fed by an extended pipeline, while a further decision will be reached to decide between Nyeri or Laikipia in Central Kenya and between Bomet or Kericho in the South Rift, Standard Digital wrote. The State-owned firm hopes that the extension of the pipeline would help reduce the cost of moving petroleum products.