LNG

Private sector could solve Kenya’s LNG impasse

A demand pool led by private firms could help Kenya make progress on its stalled LNG-to-power plans A demand pool led by private firms could help Kenya make progress on its stalled LNG-to-power plans.
By Felix Janvrin 9 November 2018 0 33233
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) visiting an electricity substation  in Nairobi. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) visiting an electricity substation in Nairobi. (PA)

The government of Kenya has yet to come up with an LNG supply strategy following the split of its Ministry of Energy and Petroleum earlier this year. However, a demand pool led by the private sector could unlock the country’s LNG-to-power plans, a well-placed source has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government divided the energy and petroleum ministry into two in January. The new Ministry of Petroleum and Mining is intended to focus on commercialising Kenya’s domestic oil and gas reserves, while the...