The Kenya-Uganda oil pipeline is set to receive a further extension, an energy ministry official says.
The additional Kampala terminal will be located 24km along the Kampala-Mityana road.
Petroleum firms are already considering buying land in the area for strategic reasons, the official says.
Officials recently said the 24-tank terminal will hold up to 160 million litres of fuel, enough to meet the needs of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for at least 21 days in case of disruptions in supply.
I am pleased that the pipeline project from Eldoret to Kampala is ongoing and will be completed by the end of this year, Rwandan president Paul Kagame comments.
He added that terms of reference for a feasibility study on the extension of a similar pipeline from Uganda to Kigali and to Bujumbura in Burundi had been finalised.