7th March 2017
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL) today signed a 3 year lease agreement allowing Kenya Pipeline to use the facilities of KPRL for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project.
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project is a government initiative aimed at exploration and marketing of crude oil that will place Kenya as an oil exporter.
Witnessing the signing of the agreement, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter praised both parties for agreeing to work together in order to elevate Kenya’s economic status.
He asked the KPC and KPRL parties to work together to ensure the Early Oil Pilot Scheme begins as scheduled.
Energy and Petroleum CS Charles Keter addressing striking oil truckers at Embakasi in Nairobi. The truckers were complaining of the new regulation which requires them to operate during the day to avoid accidents at night.
The Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Hon. Charles Keter has urged striking oil tankers drivers to resume duty as mechanism were being put in place to address.
Addressing the drivers at the Kenya Pipeline Depot at Embakasi in Nairobi, Hon. Keter asked petroleum dealers to resume operations as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) engages with industry stakeholders in order to come up with policies that uphold safety and at the same time does not disrupt business.
“I plead with you to go back to work, I will be in touch with line authorities to discuss and resolve your grievancies,” said Hon. Keter, adding that the truckers’ strike would negatively impact on the economy.
PS for Energy Eng. Joseph Njoroge, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board C.E.O Eng. Collins Juma, Kenya Power C.E.O Dr. Ben Chumo amongst other key players in the energy and related sectors pose for a photo during the Women in Energy Conference and Awards held on 7th and 8th December, 2016 at Weston Hotel.
“The Government has instituted measures that facilitate the participation of women in the Energy space, by formulating and implementing the access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) as well as observing the one third gender rule.” stated PS Njoroge during the official opening of the Women in Energy Conference and Awards.
The Conference and Awards brought together men and women who are active participants in the energy sector to address the enlarging gender gap in the sector as well as to inspire, recognize and reward women’s participation.
Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter Addresses Media after Leading a Team of Top Officials from his Ministry and Members of the National Assembly Committee on Energy, Communication and Information to Assess the Water Levels at Masinga and Kamburu Dams. The Water level at the Dams has dropped by eight meters due to the ongoing Dry Spell.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has assured Kenyans that in spite of the drought affecting various parts of the country, there will no power rationing as experienced in the past under the circumstances.
15th November 2016
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum today constituted a task force to undertake in the review of contracts between the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Government on the basis of economic changes in the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and to recommend appropriate policy action that will enable the Government achieve value for money on all PPAs signed to date.