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Oil discovered in Turkana

26 March 2012, 15:03

Nairobi - The Standard reports that President President Mwai Kibaki on Monday announced that explorers have discovered significant oil deposits in Turkana County.

In a statement on its website, Tullow Oil Plc on Monday confirmed that they had discovered oil with properties similar to the light waxy crude discovered recently in Uganda after drilling a depth of about a kilometer.

The Ngamia-1 structure is the first prospect to be tested as part of oil exploration projects being conducted by the company in Kenya and Ethiopia.

- For more visit The Standard


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