KENYA TO HOST REGIONAL ENERGY SUMMIT IN JUN AMID SECTOR’S RAPID GROWTH

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya’s ministry of energy, will, in mid-Jun, host the fifth edition of the East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS 2018), in Nairobi, amid rising investor appetite in this nascent sector across the region, the organisers said.

According to the organisers, over 500 senior oil and gas executives will be joined by senior policymakers, regulators and experts, to explore opportunities, in the region’s oil and gas sector, during the two-day summit.

“The event, which is the largest of its kind in East Africa, is officially endorsed by the ministry of energy and petroleum in Kenya.

Kenya has hosted regional oil and gas summits in the past and organisers expect the Jun event to expose investors to emerging opportunities in the sector across the region.

“The 2018 programme places Nairobi at the hub of the industry for East Africa and will examine the key topics that affect the rapidly advancing oil and gas industry throughout East Africa,” it said.

Charles Kahuthu, Regional Coordinator and CEO of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and co-organiser of the summit, noted, it will take place against a backdrop of concerted efforts to revitalise the oil and gas sectors in the region.

“The timing of EAOGS 2018 is crucial for the sector; the industry is ready to move forward with a strong government in place. A recovering oil price, infrastructure, pipeline and refinery plans all moving forward. There has never been a better time to get involved and be right at the forefront, to discuss on the opportunities for the industry in this region,” he added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK