Kenya-Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Pipeline

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Kenya-Ethiopia Pipeline is a proposed petroleum products pipeline, running from Lamu, Kenya, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is a component of the larger Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Transport Corridor project, along with the Lamu Port-South Sudan (LAPSSET) Pipeline, and other infrastructure projects.


The pipeline would run from Lamu in Lamu County, Kenya, through Isiolo and Moyale, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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As part of the much larger, regional Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Transport Corridor infrastructure project, the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia agreed in June 2016 on a proposed 987-kilometer pipeline that would transport petroleum products from Lamu Port on Kenya's coast (which would also be built as part of the LAPSSET project), to Addis Ababa.[1][2][3]

In May 2018, the two countries recommitted themselves to working together on the LAPSSET project; in the announcement following that meeting, however, the petroleum products pipeline was not mentioned.[4]

Project Details

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  • Length: 987 kilometers
  • Status: Proposed
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Articles and resources


  1. Kenya, Ethiopia sign pipeline deals, The Star, 24 June 2016.
  2. Ethiopia, Kenya ink oil pipeline construction accord, Ethiopian Herald, 24 June 2016.
  3. LAPSSET Corridor Program Status Report, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority, Sept. 2017.
  4. Kenya, Ethiopia look at mega link projects afresh, Daily Nation, 8 May 2018.

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