Tullow Oil has revealed plans to transport Kenya’s first crude oil to Mombasa in a test run that will last for 30 days. According to the company’s Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS), two trucks loaded with curde oil from Amosing and Ngamia fields will be transported to Mombasa, The Star reported.
The trial will assist in determining how the crude oil works under different operating conditions while in transit. It will also specify the design, cost and type of equipment needed for the EOPS which includes tank-twiners, trucks, as well as pre-testing logistics, Ecofin Agency informed.
At a special meeting chaired by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, the country’s cabinet approved the commercialisation of the crude oil and development of infrastructure, to evacuate the crude oil ahead of 2017 production.