Need to Know: LPG Tanks and Home Safety

Most Kenyans are adopting to the use gas range stoves when cooking. Modern cooking appliances such as electric induction cookers are costly and much higher than the country’s LPG price. Kenya is therefore susceptible to a fire caused by leaking LPG tanks and open gas range stoves. Homes are also unsafe from the reported 6 million 6 … Read more

Sri Lanka Firm Eyes Kenya’s LPG Market

Sri Lankan liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier LAUGFS Gas has announced plans to venture into Kenya as it seeks to tap the region’s fast growing market. The Colombo Stock Exchange-listed firm did not provide timelines for its Kenya entry but said its Mombasa operations would serve as a base for expanding into East Africa. “The … Read more

New Petroleum Law to Boost Turkana Oil Plan

By: George Wachira The Petroleum Act 2019 signed off by the President last week replaces an old 1986 upstream petroleum law which is now repealed, while accommodating the downstream and mid-stream petroleum sub-sectors which were previously domiciled in the Energy Act 2006. Here I will focus on the upstream sub-sector with specific reference to the … Read more

Saudi Aramco Building Global Gas Business to cut Carbon Footprint

By Rania El Gamal Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, was building an international gas business and converting more crude oil into chemicals in a bid to lessen its carbon footprint, Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Tuesday. Aramco is building “an energy bridge” between Saudi Arabia and China to meet the Asian energy … Read more

Kenya’s NOCK Seeks Drill Partner for Kajiado

State-run oil and gas firm, National Oil Corp. Kenya (NOCK), has turned its oil exploration focus to Kaijado. NOCK plans to drill on the oil block in the next two years. The company hopes to follow in the footsteps of Tullow and Africa Oil who have encountered oil resources estimated at nearly a billion barrels … Read more

Tanzania to start talks for $30 Billion LNG Project

By Ken Karuri Tanzania plans to negotiate terms for developing a $30 billion liquefied natural gas project with companies between April and September, the Energy Ministry said. The talks are aimed at reaching a so-called Host Government Agreement, the pact that governs the rights and obligations of parties with respect to the development, construction and … Read more

Shell starts Exploratory Drilling for Oil and Gas off Bulgarian Coast

By Tsvetelia Tsolova, Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it will start drilling an exploration well in a block off Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast next month for oil and gas. Shell has teamed up with Spain’s Repsol and Australia’s Woodside Energy after sealing a contract with Bulgaria in 2016 for deepwater exploratory drilling as part … Read more