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Troubled Tullow mulls Kenya options

The future of the Anglo-Irish independent’s Kenyan assets hangs in the balance as it puts its money on Ghana

Debt-burdened Tullow Oil showed only a marginal improvement in its 2020 performance compared to 2019. And so the firm is looking at monetisation options for its Kenyan reserves, while it continues to divest many of its other African assets and focuses mainly on Ghana. Tullow logged a $1.22bn loss in 2020 compared with a $1.69bn loss in 2019. The producer attributed last year’s loss to $1.24bn in exploration write-offs amid the slump in oil prices. Tullow has already divested assets in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, as well as its stake in the Lake Albert project in Uganda, in an effort to bolster its balance sheet. The firm says that “options [are] being worked to unlock value in Kenya and So

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