OIL PIPELINESCRUDE AND PRODUCT OIL PIPELINES

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Crude Oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba (South Sudan);
Product Oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia);

Crude Oil Pipeline

The Lamu to Lokichar Crude Oil Pipeline (LLCOP) is being developed by a consortium of the Government of Kenya and international oil companies developing the oil resources in the South Lokichar basin in Turkana.

The LLCOP will transport crude oil from South Lokichar to the coast at Lamu for export.  The pipeline will be buried to minimise disruption to land users and wildlife.

The LLCOP will be built within the LAPSSET Corridor. Land within the LAPSSET corridor will be acquired by the Ministry of Land and National Land Commission on behalf of the LCDA.

Crude Oil Pipeline Route
Crude Oil Pipeline Route

Stakeholder Engagement

The LLCOP project management team is committed to engaging with potentially affected communities and other stakeholders.

Copies of the reports from recent stakeholder engagement meetings held as part of the scoping process for the ESIA can be found below:

  • Links to the reports here

Contact the Pipeline Project Management Team

The Pipeline Project Management Team can be contacted at the following email address: llcop@lapsset.go.ke

Comments related to the ESIA can be addressed to the ESIA consultant:

Mr. James Kambo

Email: contact@esfconsultants.org

Tel: +254 736 100 205
+254 020 3876512

The PPMT and the ESIA consultant will respond to all comments received provided that contact details are provided.

Product Oil Pipeline

The Product oil pipeline is one of the 7 key infrastructure projects planned under the LAPSSET corridor projects list. The project runs from Lamu – Isiolo – Moyale – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), a distance of approximately 790 Kms. Considering that Kenya and Ethiopia are connected through road infrastructure, it might be strategic to fast track the construction of a product Pipeline connecting to Ethiopia which to-date does not have a product pipeline whose development is still at planning stage. Even though Ethiopia plans to build a product pipeline connecting to the Djibouti Port, Kenya still has the larger southern Ethiopia market which is the effective Kenyan Market to be served through the Port of Lamu. Djibouti Port is therefore effective for Northern Part of Ethiopia while Lamu Port is effective for Southern parts of Ethiopia which also happens to be the Ethiopian government’s zone for investment focus. To commence and actualize this, LCDA held a meeting with the Ethiopian State Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoMPNG) during which it was agreed that a Bilateral Agreement be drafted and negotiated to provide a framework for implementation of this project.  The Bilateral Agreement on the development and operation of the Lamu Port – Isiolo, Nakuru – Isiolo and Isiolo – Moyale – Hawassa – Adddis Ababa Product Oil Pipeline was drafted and approved by the Attorney General on 17th June 2016. The Bilateral Agreement was then negotiated with Ethiopia during Bilateral negotiations held on 18th and 19th June 2016. The Agreement was then signed on 23rd June 2016 during the state visit to Kenya by Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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