Kenya eyes year end for start-up of Lamu oil export terminal

Kenya expects to have its oil export facility at the port of Lamu operational by the end of this year, but the first cargo of crude from Tullow Oil’s fields in the Lokichar basin will be shipped from Mombasa within months.

An 821-kilometre pipeline will be built from the Turkana oilfields to Lamu at an expected cost of $1.1 billion as Anglo-Irish independent Tullow and the government continue to work towards a sanction of a foundation stage development, which is set to produce between 60,000 and 80,000 barrels per day.

“The Port of Lamu where the pipeline is going to go is almost finished – I think by the end of this year we should be operational,” Andrew Kamau, Principal Secretary of Kenya’s State Department of Petroleum at the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, said at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston on Tuesday.

 

Source: Upstream

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