The Kenyan government has announced that London based multinational oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil will resume its oil and gas development activities in Turkana County.
Last month, Tullow Oil halted trucking operations citing security issues after a number of protests by local citizens disrupted a pilot trucking scheme which was assessing the logistics of transporting around 2,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) of crude oil from northern oil fields to the coast.
A statement from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining said that the government has reached an agreement with the company, which addressed the grievances that led to the suspension of the scheme.
The statement reads:
“The Government has resolved to establish a two-tiered system framework that will provide communities living in Turkana county and Tullow Oil with avenues for addressing any emerging issues and concerns.
“Government of Kenya is committed to foster a harmonious, sustainable, stable and secure operating environment with regard to all operations around the oil, gas and minerals sectors in the Republic of Kenya.”