Four sticky issues have to be resolved between the county government and the British oil prospecting company that will lay the ground for the country to secure the Final Investment Decision and resume operations that are geared towards commercialisation of its oil fields. About 80,000 barrels have been transported to Mombasa and, after the hiatus, daily volumes are expected to rise.
A police vehicle escorts trucks loaded with crude oil from Ngamia 8 oil fields in Turkana County on June 3, 2018.
Oil discovery in the impoverished, neglected region in 2012 has sparked hope of development and a better life for inhabitants, plagued by prolonged droughts and increased conflict ... Read more »
Crude oil extracted in Turkana County will be stored in Mombasa, where it will be stored while authorities source viable international markets. This forms part of an experimental ... Read more »