Kenya Product Pipeline System

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Summary Information

  • Source: Mombassa
  • Destination: Eldoret
  • Ownership: The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC)
  • Website:
  • Length: kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity:
    • Mombasa-Nairobi: - 880 M3/hour
    • Western Kenya Pipeline: - 220 M3/hour
  • Crude Type: Oil Products

Brief Description

  • The system includes the Mombasa – Nairobi Pipeline which consists of a 450 kilometres, 14-inch diameter pipeline and the Western Kenya Pipeline System
  • The pipeline distributes products across Kenya
  • The total storage capacity within the system is more than 600,000 M3

Pipeline Status

  • In operation
  • An extension project has been launched to supply products to Kampala, Uganda. This extension will be reversible, enabling Uganda to export products when their refinery project is completed


  • 1978 - The pipeline operations begin
  • 1994 - Western Kenya Pipeline System project completed
  • 2008 - Capacity was increased with four additional Pumps Stations on the Mombasa – Nairobi Pipeline System
  • 2012 - The Uganda extension project was launched

Other Information

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  1. KPC to replace Nairobi– Mombasa Pipeline
  2. Mott MacDonald to assist on new Kenya-Uganda Pipeline Extension

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