The first consignment of directly imported Uganda fuel has been received at the new Kipevu Oil Terminal at the Port of Mombasa.

Uganda’s Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Dr Ruth Nankabirwa, expressed her satisfaction with the quality of refined petroleum products delivered through the Port of Mombasa.

She described the event as a milestone for the Uganda National Oil Company and extended her gratitude to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), and the entire Government of Kenya for ensuring the successful commencement of the imports.

KPA Managing Director Capt. William Ruto highlighted that the operationalization of the new KOT had streamlined marine oil terminal operations, created synergy, and enhanced safety and operational excellence.

He noted that the facility handled a total of 9,636,098 metric tons of petroleum products in the year 2023/2024, symbolizing the port’s efficiency in attracting more oil tankers.

Kenya’s Principal Secretary for the State Department of Petroleum, Dr Mohamed Liban, who represented Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir, reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring the security and safety of the cargo.

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Chairman Mathias Katamba and UNOC CEO Proscovia Nabbanja also expressed optimism following this development.


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