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Kenya: Tullow Oil Must Pay CSR Price For Water; Risk Of Civil Unrest

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Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year. Tullow requires water for oil drilling and production, but a water extraction permit could again become a source of tension between the company and local communities in a region vulnerable to drought.