Following the closure of the Mombasa oil refinery, Kenya has been forced to import petroleum products since 2013.
As a result the ministry is working to decentralize the gas pipeline to various counties across the country.
“It’s only fair to ensure prices are uniform across the country much the same way consumer electricity tariffs are the same, regardless of the transmission costs,” said Energy secretary Charles Keter.
The ministry carried out a study modeling a similar standard petroleum plan conducted in Ghana.
“In the case of Kenya this would mean having a common pipeline tariff applicable to all pricing depots irrespective of distances from Mombasa and equal transport charges from the pricing locations to all consumer destinations across Kenya would be equal,” the study says.
The current prices of petroleum differ from county to county depending on their proximity the to Mombasa port.
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