Oil companies in Kenya
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The history of oil marketing in Kenya began in 1903 during colonial times. Initially, kerosene was the main import in tins but later gasoline was imported in tins and drums.
Royal Dutch Shell established the first depot on the island of Shimanzi.
There are over 60 registered oil companies in Kenya. The industry is controlled by a major companies such as Oilibya, Shell and Total with competition from some locally established companies such as KenolKobil, National Corporation, Tosha and Dalbit Petroleum. Most of the companies with operations in Kenya have expanded to the East Africa community.
- Oilibya present in - Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya , Sudan, and Djibouti
- Kenol Kobil present in- Kenya, Uganda , Burundi, Ethiopia and Zambia
Registered oil companies
- Shell Kenya Limited - Managed by Vivo Energy
- Libya Oil Kenya Limited
- Total Kenya Limited
- Hashi Energy
- National Oil Corporation of Kenya
- Addax Petroleum
- Colt Petroleum Limited
- Hass Petroleum (K) Limited
- Galana Oil Kenya Limited
- Premier Petroleum Limited
- Olympic Petroleum Limited
- Vanoil Energy Limited
- Fast Energy
- MOGAS Kenya Limited
- East African Gasoil Ltd
- Dalbit Petroleum Ltd
- Bushra Energy
- Tosha Petroleum Ltd
- "Colonial Reports" (PDF). University of Illinois.
- Muema, Paul. "Strategies adopted by oil marketing firms in Kenya to remain competitive" (PDF). University of Nairobi.