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Licensing of Kenyan oil exploration blocks frozen

The ministry of energy has stopped all licensing of oil exploration blocks in Kenya until the government puts in place the Energy Act. According to energy principal secretary Joseph Njoroge the new law will align to constitutional alignments. “We have opted to freeze licensing for oil prospectors until we have put a proper legal framework …

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Statoil top energy company in global sustainability rankings

Corporate Knights has ranked Statoil number four, and the number-one energy company, on the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week. The Canadian media company made its list from an initial group of 4,000 publicly traded companies. These were first …

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South Sudan starts to lose oil buyers as conflict continues

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Buyers of South Sudanese crude oil have been looking for alternative sources following the conflict that broke out last month affecting oil production in especially South Kordofan and Unity State. South Sudan which had been producing 250,000 b/d is now losing buyers from India, China and Japan who have now sought new markets …

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Vanoil Announces Settlement Accord with the Government Of Rwanda

Vanoil Energy Ltd. a Vancouver-based Canadian international oil and gas development company has announced that the Government of Rwanda and Vanoil have agreed to end their discussions regarding the exploration of Lake Kivu in Rwanda following expiry of the Technical Evaluation Agreement (“TEA”) between them in June 2013. As part of this agreement, the Government …

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Total, National Oil fight over oil supply contract

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] High Court is set to rule on a case in which Total Oil Kenya has taken National Oil to court over two deals with the government owned marketer which it says resulted to losses. According to Total Oil the government oil marketer failed to honour a contract to supply 7,000 metric tonnes of …

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Tullow Oil opens community resource offices in Northern Kenya

British explorer has opened community resource offices in northern Kenya to encourage dialogue and partnerships with communities in the area where it has been prospecting oil. “Tullow community resource offices in Northern Kenya now open, reinforcing our partnerships with host communities,” the company posted on its twitter handle. According to the company the offices will …

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Total E&P compensates Ugandans as production nears

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Residents of Nebbi will each receive Kshs. 120,000 per acre for land trampled on during exploration plus a 10,000 shillings rent every year with a 40 per cent increment  in rent annually. The compensation is as a result of losses they underwent while the company was exploring oil at Omuka drill pad that …

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Tullow Oil, Africa Oil plan Kenyan oil pipeline

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Business News British energy explorer Tullow Oil said it was discussing an export pipeline with the Kenyan government following the discovery of major oil deposits. Tullow, along with its partners at Africa Oil, said it discovered oil at its Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration sites in northern Kenya. Tullow Chief Operating Officer …

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Tullow strikes more oil at Amosing 1 and Ewoi-1 wells n Kenya’s Block 10BB

Tullow Oil plc  has today announces oil discoveries at the Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration wells in Block 10BB onshore northern Kenya. As a result of these latest successes and recently reported discoveries at Ekales-1 and Agete-1, Tullow has updated its estimate of discovered resources in this basin to over 600 mmbo. Tullow believes that the …

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Vivo Energy Announces Rewards Campaign in Kenya

Vivo Energy Kenya has announced a countrywide promotion to reward Shell customers for their loyalty. Shinda Ndai na Shell’ will give customers the chance to win a 25 seater minibus, a double cabin pick-up, a saloon car, or 20 motorbikes. Other prizes range between Sh300 and Sh3000 through instant fuel purchases. The competition will run …

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