Museveni, Kenyatta Hold Talks on Crude Oil Export Pipeline

President Yoweri Museveni this morning arrived in neighboring Kenya and held talks with his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The two Heads of State according to Kenyan authorities held “fruitful” talks on the regional East African Crude Oil export pipeline.

The two leaders also heard presentations from Kenyan and Ugandan energy officials on options of constructing the pipeline from Hoima though the Kenyan northern route, order though the oil fields of Lokichar; the Kenyan Southern Route though Nakuru with a loop to Lokichar, ampoule as well as a route from Hoima to Tanga in Tanzania.

Charles Kater, the Kenyan Secretary Ministry of Energy and Petroleum revealed in a statement on Monday that President Museveni and Kenyatta agreed meet after two weeks to allow their technical officials harmonize their presentations.

Consensus will be sought on arriving at the least cost option for a regional integrated pipeline and also addressing the constructability issues along all routes (existing and planned infrastructure, terrain and elevations).

The teams will also assess and confirm the current proven reserves which will have an impact on the size of the pipeline; and also the viability of the ports of Lamu, Mombasa and Tanga as export options.



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