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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 was 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]

  1. ^ Total Kenya Limited. "Total Kenya Limited". http://www.total.co.ke/. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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The Star
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:26:15 -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 ...
 
The Standard Digital News
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:16:09 -0700

A squeeze in global capital markets has hurt independent firms' ability to raise money to drill exploratory wells, causing a handful of oil companies in Kenya to fall behind schedules they are contractually obliged to meet. The government's tough new ...
 
The Standard Digital News
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:03:45 -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

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 spoke in his capacity as ...
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