Kenya renews Lamu oil search amid Somali row

Kenya renews Lamu oil search amid Somali row

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Kenya renews Lamu oil search amid Somali row

Tuesday January 11 2022 MUNYES

Mining and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Summary

  • Kenya has stepped up oil and gas exploration activities in the Lamu Basin weeks after rejecting a ruling over a four-decade maritime dispute with Somalia.
  • Petroleum commissioner James Ng’ang’a said that ENI Kenya Business Venture (BV), formerly Agip, started drilling last month at Mlima-1 well, which is also known as Block L11B.

Kenya has stepped up oil and gas exploration activities in the Lamu Basin weeks after rejecting a ruling over a four-decade maritime dispute with Somalia.

Petroleum commissioner James Ng’ang’a said that ENI Kenya Business Venture (BV), formerly Agip, started drilling last month at Mlima-1 well, which is also known as Block L11B.

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