EIA PROCESS TRACKER

Gas Exploration by Zarara

The project sought to carry out a hydrocarbon exploration drilling programme on Blocks L4 and L13 in Lamu County, with specific focus on Pate Island. The project proponent is the Zarara Oil and Gas Limited (Zarara), a wholly owned subsidiary of Midway Resource International. The project sought to further explore and appraise the gas discoveries made by Shell in the 1970s, which encountered high-pressure gas, but in an unknown quantity and quality as the well did not fully penetrate the reservoir section and was neither logged nor tested due to technical problems whilst
drilling.

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Scoping Phase

Date of approval of the Scoping Report or Comprehensive Summary of the Project Report & TOR:
18 November 2016
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EIA Study Phase

Date of commencement of the EIA Process:
24 February 2017
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Public Meetings

Date of the public meeting:
18 April 2016
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Date of Submission of EIA Study Report to NEMA:
26 November 2016
Title of EIA study report:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment(ESIA) Study Report for the Proposed Gas Exploratory Drilling in Blocks L4 and L13 in Lamu County
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EIA Study Review Phase

Newspaper Notices

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Date of publication of invitation for public comments in the Kenya Gazette:
24 February 2017
Title of the Kenya Gazette notice:
Gazette Notice No. 1267- Environmental Impact Assessment Study Report for the proposed Gas Exploratory Drilling at Block L4 and L13, Lamu County. Invitation of Public Comments
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Final Decision

Establishment of a technical advisory committee (YES/NO):
No
NEMA’s decision on the EIA license application (APPROVED/NOT APPROVED):
Approved
Date of Decision:
10 July 2017
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