Oil firm launches expansion plan in Kenya, Uganda
Posted Tuesday, February 26 2013 at 00:30
A petroleum company has embarked on an expansion programme that will see it set up two stations in Kenya and three to four stations in Uganda in two years.
Jade Petroleum boss Vishal Somaia said construction of two filling stations in Nairobi and Thika was almost complete.
He speaking in Eldoret during the opening of the firm’s first petroleum service station.
“The Eldoret station is part of the chain. We are doing another one on the Nairobi-Mombasa road and another in Thika so that we can serve an increasing client base,” said Mr Somaia, adding that they had branches at Goma, Beni and Butembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The company has been in operation in the country since 2003 and has operations in eastern and central Africa.
The commissioner for petroleum energy, Mr Martin Heya, who presided over the event, said the ministry would strive to ensure there was impartiality, professionalism, fairness and transparency in the energy sector.