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Jean-Christian Bergeron: Rubis Kenya MD Deported over Fuel Crisis in the Country

Rubis Kenya Managing Director and CEO Jean-Christian Bergeron has been deported out of the country over the ongoing fuel crisis in Kenya. 

Bergeron was deported over economic sabotage following a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma.  

Rubis controls 8.6 percent of the local market, making it the third biggest marketer after TotalEnergies and Vivo Energies.  

The sister company to Rubis, Gulf Energy controls 2.7 percent of the market.

The CS also recommended sanctions against oil marketers that were responsible for the fuel shortage in the country.

In the sanctions that are yet to be issued, four oil marketing companies that were complicit in creating the fuel shortage are set to face punitive actions. 

The government will also set plans in motion to strengthen the capacity of national oil to avert such a crisis in future. 

Rubis Kenya Managing Director Jean-Christian Bergeron in a past event PHOTO/COURTESY

This comes two days after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) claimed some oil marketing companies increased fuel exports to foreign markets beyond the allowed capacity. 

The regulator slashed the storage capacities for the major oil companies that sold most of their fuel to neighbouring countries. 

EPRA Director-General Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria said as an incentive to the compliant oil firms, their storage capacities will be increased to allow them to sell more fuel, and, in return, make more profits.

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“EPRA hereby recommends that in the allocation capacity for the next three cycles, there will be a reduction of capacity share for all oil marketing companies that increased their transit volumes over and above their normal quota during the supply crisis period,” he said. 

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