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Kenya energy report

Kenya energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Kenya energy market data.

Kenya energy report
Update: May, 2018
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 31 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Kenya energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Kenya. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2016 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP) is in charge of the country's energy policy and development.

    The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) provides the policy and integrated planning framework for...

  • Energy Supply


    Since the closure of the Mombasa refinery in 2013 by Kenya Petroleum Refinery Ltd (KPRL), a 50-50 JV between the Government of Kenya and Essar Energy, Kenya imports all its refined oil products, 48% of which consist of diesel (2016).

    Petroleum products are transported through the pipeline...

  • Energy Prices


    Oil product prices are controlled monthly by the ERC, which in 2010 introduced a cap price system to protect consumers from high prices.

    In 2017, the average price of gasoline was US$0.97/l and of diesel US$0.86/l. Prices fell by 25% in average between 2014 and 2017.


  • Energy Consumption

    Total per capita energy consumption is around 0.55 toe (2016). Per capita electricity consumption is approximately 170 kWh, which is 60% higher than in Tanzania.



  • Issues & Prospects


    Within the framework of "Vision 2030", Kenya plans to raise the generation capacity, from 1.7 GW in 2013 to 23 GW by 2030. According to this roadmap, the cost of production should decrease singularly.

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In the Kenya market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total consumption market share by energy (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final consumption market share by sector (2016, %)

In the Kenya market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Kenya market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2016 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Kenya Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Kenya energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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