Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Description
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is a state corporation that has the responsibility of transporting, storing and delivering petroleum products to the consumers of Kenya by its pipeline system and oil depot network.
The Kenya Pipeline Company was incorporated on 6 September 1973 and started commercial operations in 1978. The company is a state corporation under the Ministry of Energy with 100% government shareholding.
Kenya Pipeline Company operates a pipeline system for the transportation of refined petroleum products from Mombasa to Nairobi and western Kenya of Nakuru town, Kisumu town and Eldoret town. Working closely with the National Oil Corporation of Kenya, KPC operates 5 storage and distribution depots for conventional petroleum products, located in Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi, and Nakuru. Depots are fed by domestic-manufactured products from the Kenya Petroleum Refinery near Nairobi and imported, refined petroleum products from the Kipevu Oil Storage Facility near Mombasa. The company operates two aviation fuel depots at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi, and Moi International Airport, Mombasa.
In collaboration with the Government, KPC facilitates the implementation of Government policies:
- Acts as a Government agent in specific projects as directed through the Ministry of Energy. To this end, the company works with the government in the implementation of key projects such as the extension of the Oil Pipeline to Uganda and the LPG import handling and storage facilities.
- Assists in the fight against fuel adulteration and dumping.
- Ensures efficient operation of petroleum sub-sector.
The main objective of setting up the Company was to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost-effective means of transporting petroleum products from Mombasa to the hinterland. In pursuit of this objective, the Company constructed pipeline network, storage and loading facilities for transportation, storage, and distribution of petroleum products.
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) mandate includes:
- To build a pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum or petroleum products from Mombasa to Nairobi.
- To own, manage or operate such pipelines and any other pipelines and associated ancillary facilities.
- To market, process, treat, deal in petroleum products and other products and goods and provide transport and other distributive facilities, outlets, and services in connection therewith.
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Operating Service Principles
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) operating service principles are: –
- Maintaining and promoting the highest standards of professionalism;
- Promoting efficient, effective and economical use of resources;
- Providing effective, impartial, fair and equitable services;
- Being responsive to stakeholders’ needs;
- Being transparent and accountable in the provision of services;
- Adhering to good corporate governance;
- Handling our stakeholders with dignity, courtesy, and utmost respect
- Treating information provided by our stakeholders with integrity;
- Promoting dynamism and innovative practices through continuous improvements of systems and processes
- Giving back to society by engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes.
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Core Values
In an endeavor to be the most modern and efficient Company in the oil and gas industry in Africa, Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) fraternity shares the following core values: –
Care for the Environment.
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