Kenya Energy Articles & Analysis

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While Kenya is no stranger to political strides experienced across the region, the country has managed to avoid long periods of crisis – whether political, economic or social – and has been able to overcome its challenges in relatively short periods of time.

Kenya has taken a step towards becoming an energy exporter following the launch of a pilot project aiming to capitalise on the country’s oil resources, with further efforts under way to prepare for full production.

Even amid a broader downturn in many African markets, Kenya has consistently been one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most reliable performers.

A national drive to provide 100% of Kenya’s population with electricity by 2020 and reduce load losses is gaining momentum, steered by a multi-billion-dollar project pipeline.

With first production due to begin next year at Kenya’s newly developed oilfields in the north, plans are under way to put in place the necessary transport infrastructure to ship the country’s crude to the eastern coast.

 

What are the largest challenges faced by producers in commercialising onshore finds in Kenya?