Monday, 13 August 2007

Kenya Pipeline’s dominance in EA under threat

From The East African/Nation Media Group Ltd, Kenya

The Kenya Pipeline Corporation, which has dominated transportation of refined petroleum products in the region, may be in for stiff competition from new and old players in the industry, a report warns.

This follows renewed petroleum-related activity in Southern Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania (Mwanza) that will chip away at KPC’s market dominance.

However, the report, Petroleum products demand and market analysis in Eastern and Central Africa, says all is not lost as the Kenya pipeline network remains a competitive means of transporting refined petroleum products in the region.

Considering the cost, speed, environmental impacts, safety and other salient merits of pipeline transportation of petroleum products, there are few competitors to the Kenya pipeline operated by KPC.

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