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KPC imports more fuel to boost stock

Kenya Pipeline Company managing director Joe Sang (centre). FILE PHOTO | NMG
Kenya Pipeline Company managing director Joe Sang (centre). FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Kenya has increased fuel imports to boost stocks above the usual 12 days cover to avoid shortages during and after the general election.

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), Thursday said that it was expecting some 253 million litres of super petrol, 311 million litres of diesel and 197 million litres of jet fuel to add to its current stock.

KPC managing director Joe Sang’ said the over 88 million litres of petrol, 98 million litres of diesel and  71 million litres of jet fuel currently available at various depots throughout the country is enough to meet any spikes in demand that may come with the electioneering period.

“Due to rising demand for fuel around this time, our Eldoret and Kisumu depots will be operating 24 hours so as to serve the country and the region adequately,” Mr Sang said.

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