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Vivo Energy upgrades oil storage capacity

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A leading oil marketing firm has opened storage tanks with a capacity of 14 million tanks in an effort to reduce ship waiting time at the port of Mombasa due to limited storage space. Vivo Energy Kenya managing director Polycap Igathe Vivo Energy off [Read story...]

Mobisol, EU to light over 49,000 homes

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Mobisol Rwanda, Energy Development Corporation Limited and the European Union have entered a partnership that will see 49,000 households and 1,000 schools get solar energy. One of the beneficiary families pose for a photo with their solar panel. (Co [Read story...]

Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit opens

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The Uganda International Oil and Gas summit has opened with several internal oil companies and service providers exhibiting their products. The exhibition is taking place Serena Hotel, Kampala. Many companies such as Total, CNOOC, Enviroserv, Yogoka [Read story...]

ERC to draft new policy to regulate energy use

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The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will publish new policy guidelines to regulate use of energy. ERC Director General Joe Ng’ang’a According to the regulator, under the proposed guidelines, consumers who use electricity to boil at le [Read story...]

East Africa banks on green energy to drive growth

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East African countries may soon emerge as global leaders in green energy, if efforts put by the various governments to exploit sources of renewable energy are attained. Wind turbines sit in a field at sunset. East Africa energy stakeholders are bank [Read story...]

4 Tanzanian firms lined up for US power grant

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Four Tanzanian companies are among 11 beneficiaries in Africa of one-million-US-dollar grant from the US President Baraka Obama’s Power Africa initiative to expand their renewable energy solutions to rural communities. Power Africa said in a state [Read story...]

Gas pipeline for trial operation this month

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The natural gas pipeline connecting offshore reserves south of the country to Dar es Salaam will be put into trial operation later this month. The government said the commissioning of the pipeline would boost power generation and supply gas to facto [Read story...]

Kenyans to pay more for fuel after price review

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Fuel prices are up for the third month in a row, after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) reviewed prices upwards, signaling a cycle of what maybe spiral wave fuel of price increases. Signs that last year’s big plunge in petrol prices would ev [Read story...]

Sh34b project to increase power connectivity in Kenya

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NAIROBI: The Government will launch a Sh34 billion project before the end of this month to ensure that up to 70 per cent of the country is connected to the national power grid. Kenya Power Company Chief Executive Officer Ben Chumo In the first phase [Read story...]

Kenya Power gets Sh940m to improve infrastructure

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Kenya Power’s effort to upgrade its infrastructure has received a critical boost with an advancement of Sh940 million ($10m) from a local commercial bank. The finance, which is part of a five-year syndicated loan, was advanced by United Bank for A [Read story...]

Minister upbeat on natural gas liquefaction plan

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The government is optimistic that falling global oil price will not affect the planned investments for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in the country. Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr Charles Mwijage The Deputy Minister for E [Read story...]

Chiromo Campus to get petroleum lab

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NAIROBI: The National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) will set up a petroleum laboratory at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus. NOCK CEO Summaya Hassan-Athmani The oil marketer will also construct a storage facility at the institution. In a m [Read story...]

Kenya to await oil price rebound before pumping

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NAIROBI: Oil prices would probably need to rise to about $75 to $85 a barrel from around $60 currently for Tullow Oil and Africa Oil to go ahead with their Kenyan project, the chief executive of Africa Oil has said. President and CEO of Africa Oil & [Read story...]

Kenya: Electricity connection now Sh1,160

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Kenyans with no electricity have a reason to smile as they will now be required to contribute only Sh1,160 for power to be connected. Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer Dr Ben Chumo said the company has partnered with the World Bank to ensure major [Read story...]

Swala detects ‘signs’ of oil in Kilombero

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Swala Energy has announced that its seismic survey being carried out in the Kilombero Basin has provided the first evidence of multiple structures – a “string of pearls”- along the western basin boundary. “These early results [Read story...]

KenGen pretax profit up 3.3pc

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Nairobi; Kenya: Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) posted a 3.3 per cent increase in pretax profit to Sh4.2 billion for its full year ended June 30, 2014. An aerial view of KenGen’s 140 Mega Watt Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Plant, in Naivash [Read story...]

Essar Energy refinery exit awaits Cabinet sanction

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The Government says an agreement has been reached on contentious issues that have stalled the exit of its co-shareholder Essar Energy from the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL). Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir Cabinet Secre [Read story...]

Uncertainty hits 1000 MW Lamu coal plant

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A programme by the Government to increase the country’s power generation capacity to 5000 MW in 40 months now appears to be faltering. This follows a tussle over who is to run a 1000MW coal plant in Lamu, pitting international firms against ea [Read story...]

Olkaria’s 140MW addition to ease cost of power

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KenGen has added 140 megawatts to the national grid from the Olkaria geothermal project and expects another 140MW to be commissioned by end of the year. This latest development could in the coming months bring down the cost of electricity as the cou [Read story...]

KPC chief faces threat over Sh43b tender

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Nairobi, Kenya: The controversy surrounding the Sh43 billion pipeline tender has taken a dangerous turn after a top manager at Kenya Pipeline Company claims to have received a live bullet wrapped in a condolence card. The manager, Bramwel Wanyalikha [Read story...]