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Kenya to Export First Crude Shipment in June

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Kenya is expected to export its first shipment of crude sometime in June, according to the East African country’s Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes. Munyes said so far Tullow Oil has transported 87,000 barrels of crude oil from Lokichar to Mombasa’s Kenya Oil Refineries Limited tanks for storage.

The country will only be able to make its first crude oil shipment after hitting the 200,000-barrel mark.

While speaking at the official opening of the 9th East Africa Petroleum Conference at Pride Inn Hotel Mombasa, Munyes said Kenya is poised to become a huge crude oil exporter.

“By June this year, we hope the oil that we have been trucking from Lokichar to Mombasa will hit the 200,000 barrels. We’ll have the 200,000 barrels getting into vessel, ready for shipment,” said Munyes.