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History[edit]

The history of oil marketing in Kenya began in 1903 during colonial times. Initially, kerosene was the main import in tins but later gasoline was imported in tins and drums.

Royal Dutch Shell established the first depot on the island of Shimanzi.

Today[edit]

The industry is controlled by a few major international players i.e. Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total with competition from some locally established ones such as Kenol/Kobil.

Registered oil companies[edit]

References[edit]


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The Star
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:34:53 -0700

London-listed Tullow and Australia's Africa Oil are expected to submit a field development plan by 2015, and Kenya could become an oil producer in 2017 starting off with 100,000 barrels per day. "Oil companies in Kenya are likely to drill almost 20 ...

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:36:46 -0700

”The oil companies in Kenya do not divulge or share information with the county governments and the communities on their operations. This has strained relations more often leading to protests by communities,” Nanok said. He added that Kenya is cautious ...
 
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:52:30 -0700

The latter, very close to vice president William Ruto, never managed to win the trust of oil companies in Kenya. EACC suspects him of pocketing nearly $550,000 from Smith & Ouzman, a British firm contracted to print ballot papers for the last general ...
 
The Standard Digital News
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:00:04 -0700

Tullow's operations (and all the other operations of oil companies) in Kenya is governed by a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) between it and the national government. A look at Clause 13 of Kenya's standard PSC reveals that the Company is under an ...
 
Bloomberg
Fri, 20 May 2011 03:19:27 -0700

May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Oil companies in Kenya back a proposal to have Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd. stop processing their crude shipments, said David Ohana, managing director of KenolKobil Ltd. “We are very much for that as an industry,” Ohana, who ...
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