Commercially viable gas discovered in Wajir


The fortunes of the People of Wajir County could soon change following the discovery of commercially viable gas in the area.

The treasure was discovered by African Oil which has been carrying out exploration in Garseqoftu near Hadado.

Announcing the discovery, Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir expressed optimism that the discovery could significantly reduce the cost of the commodity in the Country which is reeling from the effects of deforestation as a result of charcoal burning.

Most Kenyans use charcoal, firewood and kerosene for cooking and this may soon be replaced by the discovered item.

However, to most residents of Wajir, this could be foreign music to their ears due to the fact that many leave in makeshift traditional houses and the use of Gas for cooking will be incompatible with their lifestyle albeit for now.

The Canadian firm will dig an appraisal well to establish the volume of gas in the area which is estimated at 1 trillion3 feet of gas which covers an area of up to 2002KM.




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