Trucking of Kenya’s crude from Turkana to Mombasa will remain suspended until sections of roads severely damaged by heavy rains are repaired.
British oil explorer Tullow on Wednesday said the early oil pilot scheme (EOPS) was put on hold after adverse weather in the fourth quarter of 2019 posed security risks.
“Trucking remains on hold until all roads are repaired to a safe standard,” Tullow said in its trading update.
Tullow uses a fleet of 100 specialised tankers to lift 2,000 barrels per day over the 1,000 kilometres.
The suspension derails the Ministry of Petroleum’s shipment target of 500,000 barrels of oil. In December, Tullow said only 150,000 barrels of oil had been ferried to Mombasa for pre-shipment storage.
Via Business Daily