Sources say Nairobi State House-based logistics team steering the export strategy intends to work with freighters who will have trucks configured to transport crude oil heated to 70 degrees Celsius. PHOTO | FILE
A team is working on logistics to get crude oil moved by trucks from Lokichar to Kitale, from where it would be taken to Mombasa in specialised rail wagons.
Delivering on the oil promise by September 2016 is said to be one of the immediate tasks assigned new Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter.
The officials said the team is required to work closely with exploration firms, road transport firms, Rift Valley Railways (RVR), line ministries, agencies and state corporations to address sticking points including funding.
The timing of Kenya’s early-production-to-early-cash plan is surprising, given that oil prices have tumbled in the international market.