Oil refinery needs upgrade not closure
28 June 2013, 17:47
Mombasa - Energy and Petroleum Cabinet secretary Davies Chirchir has said that KES 103 billion is required to upgrade the troubled Kenya Petroleum Oil Refinery.
In a statement to Daily Nation, after touring the Changamwe plant, Chirchir said that a joint committee has been formed from the Treasury and Energy departments to steer the upgrading that “has to start immediately”.
The refinery is operating with out-dated technology which makes its products substandard and expensive, whilst products from other plants are cleaner and cheaper.
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