China and India among Top Countries on Queue for Kenya’s Oil Exports

China and India are among the top countries on queue for Kenya’s oil export expected to begin June this year.

China and India have emerged as the main buyers of the Kenya’s oil contrary to the earlier reports of Europe buyers.

According to Petroleum Principal Secretary, the first tankers are expected to dock at Mombasa Port early June to pick up the consignment transported from northern Kenya by road and stored at the Mariakani refinery tanks.

Tullow Oil Company which is the developer of the Turkana oilfields, has already stored 60,000 barrels of crude oil in Lokichar ready for transportation to Mombasa.

Crude oil exports are set to open a new line of trade between Kenya, China and India; the two Asian powerhouses, which are the biggest suppliers of goods to Nairobi.

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