RONALD KABURIA

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Dr. Patrick Karanja Ngugi

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

CITATION: Kaburia R., & Ngugi, Dr. Patrick Karanja. (May, 2016) Challenges of liquid petroleum gas penetration in Kenya: International Journal of Economics & Finance (IJEF) 2 (3), 161-180. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

The study sought to establish the challenges of liquefied petroleum gas penetration in Kenya. Access to modern forms of energy provides great benefits to development through the provision of reliable, convenient and efficient lighting, telecommunication services, transport, heating, clean water, cooking, healthcare and mechanical power. The main objective of this research study was to establish the challenges of LPG penetration in Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to establish the effects of price, availability of product, infrastructure and safety on LPG penetration in Kenya. This study was carried out through a descriptive research method.The study population consisted of the 21 companies licensed in Kenya to sell LPG Gas and the sample size for this study was 178 respondents. The study used a questionnaire to collect primary data. The pilot testing was conducted using the questionnaire on 10 management staff and the data was then be coded and checked for any errors and omissions. Frequency tables, percentages and means were used to present the findings. Responses to the questionnaires were tabulated, coded and processed by use of a computer Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) programme to analyze the data.

Keywords :  Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Price stability, Discovery, Inflation and Hydrocarbon

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