• KPC managing director Macharia Irungu says there are more than 94 million litres of diesel, 13 million litres of kerosene and over 23 million litres of jet fuel.

PAIN AT THE PUMP: An attendant fills up a car at a Nairobi petrol station.
PAIN AT THE PUMP: An attendant fills up a car at a Nairobi petrol station.
Image: FILE

The Kenya Pipeline Company has issued a statement on the current acute fuel shortage in most parts of the country.

KPC stated that the country has enough oil stock across all its depots, adding that the stock is enough to sustain the country.

This comes after motorists complained that the fuel crisis has hit many parts of the country, including Nairobi, Central, Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western regions.

In a statement, KPC managing director Macharia Irungu says that there are over 69 million litres of super petrol in its reserves.

Additionally, he said there are more than 94 million litres of diesel, 13 million litres of kerosene and over 23 million litres of jet fuel.

"Kenya Pipeline Company would like to confirm that there are ample stocks of petroleum products in our system throughout the country to meet demand," Irungu assured.

"Our global stock holding is adequate to serve the region with more ships in Mombasa queued for discharge," he added.

The KPC boss assured Kenyans that the state agency continues to fulfil its mandate of consistently delivering safe and quality petroleum products to customers in Kenya and the regional markets.

Earlier, the majority of fuel stations in the county had reported a shortage of gas, petrol and diesel in the last three days.

A statement by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority read that together with the Ministry of Petroleum, oil marketers and other sector stakeholders were working to resolve issues affecting supply and are working towards the restoration of normalcy across the country. 

“We assure the public that there is enough fuel supply in the country and there should be no cause to panic.”  

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