Kenyan oil & gas projects

Consultants have recommended that new laws in Kenya should include better policy making for the upstream, midstream and downstream sections of the oil sector to reduce inefficiency. Natural gas finds in Tanzania and Mozambique are spurring hopes that Kenya will adopt the required legislation soon. Tullow Oil and Australia’s Pancontinental Oil & Gas announced that their licence consortium’s operator Apache Corp had found gas in the Mbawa-1 shallow well in the Indian Ocean. Kenya has 46 blocks, of which 44 are licensed to 23 explorers. Seven additional blocks will be delineated soon. Tullow has raised its estimate for resources in Kenya and announced a new discovery, moving closer to commercial production of oil.

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