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Kenya says Nairobi-Mombasa refined products pipeline ready for use | Africanews - 11 months ago, 12 July 08:18

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A refined products pipeline linking Kenya’s capital Nairobi with the port city of Mombasa is complete and ready for use, state-run Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said on Wednesday.

The 450 km pipeline will eliminate an estimated 700 oil tanker trucks per day that transport fuel by road between Mombasa and Nairobi, KPC said in a statement.

It “will also enhance and improve the reliability of fuel supply to the export markets of Uganda, Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,” said managing director Joe Sang.

It will also enhance and improve the reliability of fuel supply to the export markets of Uganda, Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Construction began in July 2014 on the pipeline which replaces one built in 1973 by Lebanon’s Zakhem International that had outlived its 30-year lifespan and was prone to ruptures.

The pipeline would have a throughput of 1 million litres per hour once commissioned, ...
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