BP, Chevron And Royal Dutch Shell

London: Essar Energy plc [LSE: ESSR], the India-targeted integrated vitality firm, right now announced that it intends to exit from its 50% owned joint venture business Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL), which operates the oil refinery in Mombasa, Kenya.

Essar Vitality, through its subsidiary Essar Vitality Overseas Limited, has exercised a put possibility under the shareholders agreement to sell its stake in KPRL to the federal government of Kenya, which owns the remaining 50% curiosity within the Mombasa refinery.

This determination by Essar Energy follows an in depth series of studies by worldwide consultants into the technical, financial and funding elements of an improve of the Mombasa refinery. Following these research, Essar Power believes that the upgrade isn’t economically viable in the current refining setting.

Essar Power will proceed to work closely with the federal government of Kenya to make sure a smooth transition of possession.

Essar Vitality acquired its 50% stake in KPRL in July 2009 for a total consideration of US$7 million from BP, Chevron and Royal Petroleum Product Dutch Shell. Under the terms of the shareholders agreement established with the government of Kenya on the time of the acquisition, Essar Energy has the proper, underneath sure situations, to train a put choice beneath which the government of Kenya would buy Essar Energy’s 50% share of KPRL for US$5 million.

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Alternatively, please contact :

Essar Vitality
London:
Mark Lidiard, Director of IR & Communications
Tel: +44 20 7408 8714 / +44 7554 440421

Andrew Turpin, Head of Media Relations
Tel: +Forty four 20 7408 8702 / +forty four 7827 283659

India:
Rabin Ghosh,
Tel: +91 ninety nine 301 36268/ +91 22 6733 5510,
E-mail: rabin.ghosh@essar.com

About Essar Vitality
Essar Vitality (LSE:ESSR) is a world class, low-price, built-in vitality firm with an established observe record.

Essar Vitality, by its subsidiaries, owns considered one of India’s largest personal power producers with 3,910MW of installed capability and tasks under building to develop its capacity to six,700MW.

Essar Power, through its subsidiaries, owns one in every of India’s quickest rising personal sector oil and fuel corporations with a various portfolio of exploration and manufacturing belongings. The Vadinar refinery, located in Gujarat, is India’s second largest private sector oil refinery with throughput capability of 20 million metric tonnes per annum, or 405,000 barrels per day. The Stanlow refinery is the UK’s second largest refinery with throughput capacity of 296,000 barrels per day, or 14.6 million metric tonnes per annum.

About Essar
Essar is a multinational company with annual revenues of c.US$39 billion and investments in Steel, Vitality, Infrastructure and Providers. With operations in greater than 25 nations, it employs over 73,000 folks.