Our pipeline infrastructure currently consists of 1,342 kilometers of multiproduct pipeline and associated facilities.
The infrastructure consists of the following main facilities.
THE MOMBASA – NAIROBI PIPELINE
This pipeline system was commissioned in February 1978 and consists of
450km 14-inch diameter pipeline, eight pump stations and a flow rate of over
830,000 litres per hour. Currently, we are in the process of replacing
this aging 14-inch line with a 20-inch line from Mombasa to Nairobi
that is expected to meet demand for petroleum products for Kenya and the
region until the year 2044. The flow rates to Nairobi for the new line will
be about 1.9 million liters per hour by 2023 and 2.6 million liters per hour by 2044.
THE WESTERN KENYA PIPELINE EXTENSION (WKPE)
This pipeline network was commissioned in March 1994 and consists of a 325 km 8-inch and 6-inch diameter pipelines running from Nairobi to Eldoret with a flow rate of 220,000 litres per hour. Given the increase in demand for petroleum products in the region, KPC constructed in 2011 a 14-inch diameter parallel pipeline from Nairobi to Eldoret which enhanced the flow rate to Western Kenya by 311,000 litres per hour. Ultimately, the parallel pipeline is designed to achieve a flow rate of over 750,000 litres per hour through installation of additional pumping stations when higher flow rates will be required in future given the growth of Kenya’s economy and that of its neighbours.
WKPE also comprises a 121 km 6-inch diameter pipeline running from Sinendet in Nakuru to Kisumu with a flow rate of 110,000 litres per hour. Due to growing demand for petroleum products in western Kenya and the Eastern Africa region, KPC has commissioned a new 121 km 10-inch diameter parallel pipeline from Sinendet to Kisumu with a flow rate of 350,000 litres per hour. Besides the stated security of supply, the new line will open up development of other projects such as the Kisumu Oil Jetty and the Kisumu – Busia Pipeline.