Western Kenya Pipeline Extension
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The Western Kenya Pipeline Extension (WKPE) is an existing petroleum products pipeline, running within Western Kenya.
The pipeline runs from Nairobi, through Nakuru, to Eldoret; a second spur runs from Sinendet to Kisumu.
The original Western Kenya Pipeline Extension was built in 1994. It consisted of a 325-kilometer 8/6-inch petroleum products pipeline running from Nairobi, through Nakuru, to Eldoret, and a 121-km 6-inch pipeline from Sinendet to Kisumu. It is owned by the Kenya Pipeline Company, which is in turn owned by the Government of Kenya.
In 2011, the Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret pipeline was supplemented by a new 14-inch pipeline, and in 2016 the Sinendet-Kisumu pipeline was supplemented by a new 10-inch pipeline. The Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret line now has a total capacity of 80,000 barrels per day, and the Sinendet-Kisumu line has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day.
- Operator: Kenya Pipeline Company
- Parent Company: Government of Kenya
- Current capacity: 150,000 barrels per day
- Length: 446 kilometers
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1994/2011/2016
Articles and resources
- Pipeline Network, Kenya Pipeline Company website, accessed June 2018.
- Pipeline on the spot over capacity, Capital Business, 2 Feb. 2009.
- Expansion of pipeline to boost oil supply across the country, Kenya Engineer, 11 Sept. 2015.