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The Petroleum Industry in Kenya
BY Carole Veitch
Kenya
30 June 2021
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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The Petroleum Industry in Kenya


Following Tullow Oil’s discovery in 2012 of crude oil reserves in northern Kenya’s Lokichar sub-basin, estimated at over 4 billion barrels, Kenya has been touted as Africa’s next major oil producer. Results from an early oil pilot project indicate that the reserves in Turkana’s Amosing and Ngamia fields are commercially viable. But the coronavirus pandemic and other setbacks have delayed the development of the oilfields for commercial production. The Kenyan government hopes to secure investment to construct crude oil processing and storage facilities and an oil pipeline.


Competitive Market


There are over 1,800 service stations in Kenya operated by more than 70 registered oil marketing companies that are involved in the supply, distribution and sales of petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, lubricants and LPG. Kenya’s petroleum industry is competitive with many consumers and producers. The absence of major price wars due to government price controls means market presence, strategic locations, differentiation and diversification are key factors in attracting customers.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on Kenya’s petroleum industry, which encompasses upstream oil and natural gas exploration and development activities, midstream bulk storage and transportation of fuel and petroleum products, and downstream activities, including manufacturing and the wholesale and retail trade in refined fuels and petroleum products. It includes information on the size and state of the sector, consumption and production statistics and developments in the upstream and downstream markets. There are profiles of 26 companies including Rubis Energy Kenya, the largest player in the Kenyan downstream petroleum market and other major players such as Total Kenya, Vivo Energy, OLA Energy and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 4
2. COUNTRY PROFILE 4
2.1. Geographic Position 6
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 9
3.1. Industry Value Chain 12
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
5.1. Local 17
5.1.1. Corporate Actions 23
5.1.2. Regulations 23
5.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 25
5.2. Continental 26
5.3. International 30
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 34
6.1. Coronavirus 34
6.2. Economic Environment 35
6.3. Government Interventions 36
6.4. Energy Demand 37
6.5. Corruption 38
6.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 38
6.7. Labour 40
6.8. Environment, Health and Safety Concerns 41
7. COMPETITION 43
7.1. Barriers to Entry 44
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 45
9. OUTLOOK 46
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 46
11. REFERENCES 47
11.1. Publications 47
11.2. Websites 47
COMPANY PROFILES 52
AFRICA FUELS & LUBRICANTS LTD 52
BRENNTAG KENYA LTD 54
CANON CHEMICALS LTD 56
COLT PETROLEUM LTD 58
DALBIT PETROLEUM LTD 59
ECOFIX (K) LTD 61
GALANA OIL KENYA LTD 63
GAPCO KENYA LTD 65
GULF ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD 67
HASS PETROLEUM (KENYA) LTD 69
KENYA PETROLEUM REFINERIES LTD 71
LUBESOL KENYA LTD 73
MIDLAND ENERGY LTD 75
MOGAS KENYA LTD 76
NATIONAL OIL CORPORATION OF KENYA LTD 78
OLA ENERGY KENYA LTD 81
ONE PETROLEUM LTD 82
ORYX ENERGIES KENYA LTD 84
PETROKENYA OIL COMPANY LTD 86
PREMIUM ENERGY KENYA LTD 87
RUBIS ENERGY KENYA PLC 88
SEPYANA OIL EAST AFRICA LTD 91
THIKA WAX WORKS LTD 93
TOSHA PETROLEUM LTD 94
TOTAL KENYA PLC 95
VIVO ENERGY KENYA LTD 99