Local media has reported that the Kenyan Government is close to naming the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment contracts for the design of a proposed crude oil pipeline.
Standard Digital reported that a decision on the contracts for the 892 km pipeline, between the Kenyan cities of Turkana and Lamu, was imminent.
Construction of the pipeline, which is expected to be in 2018, would allow Kenya to export crude oil on a commercial basis.
The project is a partnership between the Kenyan Government and British oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil.
The pipeline is expected to be operational sometime in 2021.
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