Tullow suspends early oil pilot scheme over poor roads

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 18:19 | < 1 min read

Tullow has suspended Turkana’s early oil pilot scheme citing severe damage to roads caused by adverse weather in the fourth quarter of 2019.

In a statement, Tullow said trucking will remain on hold until all roads are repaired to a safe standard.

But the firm said work will continue with joint venture partners and the national government.

The transfer of stored crude oil from Turkana to Mombasa by road started in June 2019.

In September 2019, Kenya received an estimated Sh1.2 billion having sold 240,000 barrels of crude oil to the United Kingdom-based firm Chemchina Ltd.

Kenya had scheduled to make its second crude oil export by end of March.