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This is the amount of fuel idling in depots as you dry up in long queues

As Kenyans brawl over long queues in fueling stations, millions of litres of fuel is idling in Kenya Pipeline Company depots.

Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Irungu Macharia has revealed that the country has enough fuel to last one and half month in the depots.

“What I can assure is that Kenya Pipeline is full of products that we do not know where we can take it,” said Dr Macharia.

He was speaking during a meeting between Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and industry stakeholders on Wednesday.

At KPC we are so wet. The country has all the products it requires for the next one and a half month before I receive anything else

Macharia Irungu

According to Dr Macharia, as at April 6, the entity had over 200 million itres of PMS, 160 million litres of diesel, and 60 million litres of jet fuel in its depots across the country.

More fuel on the way

In addition, there was 120 million litres of super petrol waiting to be delivered, and another vessel containing 120 million litres of jet fuel expected to be delivered in two days.

“At KPC we are so wet. The country has all the products it requires for the next one and a half month before I receive anything else,” said Dr Macharia.

During the deliberations, stakeholders admitted that Russia and Ukrain war has seen petroleum prices skyrocket, but the government has put up enough measures to cushion Kenyan consumers.

They noted that the current disruption in the market is due to constraints in cashflows due to increased fuel prices globally.

There is however hope that the government will sort the stalemate so that Kenyans can easily access the precious commodity.

Kevine Omollo
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