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Kenya, South Sudan to form team for oil pipeline project

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by livefire, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. livefire

    livefire JF-Expert Member

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    Energy PS Patrick Nyoike. Last Tuesday,
    Kenya signed the oil pipeline and fibre optic
    deal allowing South Sudan build and own a
    pipeline through the Kenyan territory. FILE
    By ZEDDY SAMBU (email the author)
    Posted Monday, January 30 2012 at 21:04
    Kenya and South Sudan will form a joint
    commission to streamline plans for the
    construction of an oil pipeline between Juba
    and the port city of Lamu.
    South Sudan intends to construct a pipeline
    through Kenya to export its crude oil while
    the government would build a refinery in
    Isiolo to process the crude for local use and
    export to countries like Ethiopia.
    “We do not have the money to build the
    pipeline. South Sudan has said it will build it
    but it will be jointly managed by the two
    countries,” said Energy PS Patrick Nyoike.
    The PS said a similar arrangement would be
    adopted for the planned refinery, possibly
    on a 50:50 basis.
    Last Tuesday, Kenya signed the oil pipeline
    and fibre optic deal allowing South Sudan
    build and own a pipeline through the
    Kenyan territory.
    “We will form a joint venture on the twin
    projects . We have a counterproposal from
    Toyota Tsusho Corporation to build several
    multi products to Lamu and Nakuru,” he
    said.
    Another line is planned to deliver products
    to the border town of Moyale to be tapped
    by Ethiopia. A pipeline would also be built to
    connect to the oil fields in Hoima in northern
    Uganda.
    Mr Nyoike said it was possible to complete
    the project in a year given that the 2,000-
    kilometre line from South Sudan oil fields to
    Port Sudan was laid in 18 months.
    The refinery, pipeline and fibre optic cable
    are part of the Sh16 trillion Lamu Port and
    Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor
    project.
    The project includes resort cities along the
    corridor and airports linked via a modern
    railway line.
    The pipeline offers South Sudan an
    alternative route to transport oil, which
    accounts for 98 per cent of its revenues
    while opening up northern Kenya for
    development.
    Toyota Tsusho Corporation is planning to
    build a 1,400-kilometre oil pipeline under
    Build Operate and Transfer before handing
    over control of the facility to the two
    governments after 20 years.
    The pipeline would carry a projected
    450,000 barrels of oil a day from Juba in
    southern Sudan to Lamu on the Indian
    Ocean.
    The estimated cost of the pipeline is $1.5
    billion dollars (Sh135 billion).
    “The pipeline is a gateway to move
    Sudanese oil to the market including Kenya.
    Both the crude oil line and the refinery are
    urgent. Our plan is to deliver both at the
    same time,” said Mr Sylvester Kasuku,
    Infrastructure specialist at Kenya’s Office of
    the Prime Minister.
    He said Kenya would earn transit fees in line
    with international best practice adding that
    preliminary works on other aspects of
    Lappset such as roads and port building
    have started.
     
  2. Edward Teller

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    a move that north sudan dont want to hear,but a wise step to avoid north's macho
     
  3. Mr Rocky

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    Wabongo bado wanavuta blanketi la usingizi
    wanahudhuria vikao na semina mbalimbali na bado wako kwenye mchakato wa kuifikiria Suidan Kusini ni dude gani hilo
    Wakimaliza mchakato na semina elekezi ndipo wataaanza kufikiria namna nzuri ya kufanya biasharana SK wakati huo wenzetu watakuwa washashika kila sekta ya SK
     
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    viongozi wetu sijui wana waza nini,wao wapo na mpango wa reli ya waganda,wakati reli ya kati yenyewe wameisahau haifanyi kazi
     
  5. livefire

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    the sudans' hate each other so much. this is a safe way of s.sudan to avoid future conflicts with the north and have some form of leverage to her more militaristic neighbour. Finally, the nothern corridor opens up, oil from north is expected to counter inflation that has recently been rocking the Kenyan economy. Alot happening between juba and nairobi. Macro enabler factors heavily defining policy formulation in S.S for the betterment of the two countries.
     
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    Mkuu still wanawaza kuongezeana posho za kulala usingizi na kupiga makofi
    Hawana utashi wala fikra za wapi tunaelekea
    Wameachia kila kitu kiende the way kinavyotaka kuanzia madini maana kuna makampuni mikataba imeisha na bado yanachimba madini wakati yanasubiri kurenew mikataba, wanyamapori ndio hivyo tena, ardhi ni balaa
    Reli ya kati imeshawashinda siku nyingi kila siku inasitisha safari kwa sababu ya ubovu na sasa wanawaza peponi kutengeneza ya Uganda
    Yaani hawana vision yoyote wala vipaumbele ni nini kifanyike sasa na nini kisubiri
    Wao ni kujilimbikizia marupurupu makubwa na kulipana posho nyingi nyingi
    Wenzetu wanaona mbali aise na washauona utajiri wa SK mapema sana na wanaupigania kwa hali na mali kabla SK hawajashtuka
     
  7. Edward Teller

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    government of kenya played a great role in secession of S.Sudan,materially and economically,i think now its a time for S.Sudan payback
     
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