Kenya Pipeline Corporation set to construct major oil pipeline
Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) is to construct a 450-km pipeline, projected to be complete by September 2016, from Mombasa to Nairobi to help meet the rising demand for fuel in the market, complementing the existing line and ultimately replacing it.
The pipeline project by KPC has received funding worth US$ 343m from a consortium of local and international banks.
Fuel products imported through Mombasa Port are currently distributed through trucks. The new pipeline is set to reduce strain for space associated with storage of the products.
KPC has a distribution channel for petroleum products not only in Kenya but also in neighboring countries like Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Tanzania.