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Oil spill: How prepared is Uganda and the oil companies?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fear oil spill disasters is one of the risks of concern as the country prepares for commercial oil production. It is feared by environment groups and scientists that the oil spill could wipe out tourism and fishing industries and wildlife habitats in the entire …

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Oil companies faulted for not employing native Banyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil companies operating in the Albertine region have been faulted for not employing the natives from the region. Speaking during the second and last Public hearing for the Kingfisher Environmental and social impact Assessment-ESIA report for the proposed oil development projects on Friday at …

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PWDs seek active involvement in oil and gas sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities-PWDs are demanding active engagement and participation in the Oil and gas sector.  They argue that while different groups have been engaged, the government and oil companies have not taken any initiative to support persons with disabilities to tap into opportunities in the …

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Gov’t pushes final investment decision for oil production to September

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has pushed the Final Investment Decision (FID) for commercial oil production to September 2019. Speaking during the budget presentation on Thursday, Finance and Economics Development Minister, Matia Kasaija said, “Preparation for commercialization of oil and gas resources continued this year. The lead investor for …

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Foreign direct investments rebound

As players in oil and gas sector registers more activity Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Foreign direct investment into Uganda rebounded in 2018 owed to positive growth in the economy and the prospective investments in the oil and gas sector. Latest data from the Bank of Uganda shows that …

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Oil delay a blessing in disguise – NPA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority (NPA) is positive that the delay in Uganda’s oil production is a blessing in disguise. The authority says that the delay will give the country time to prepare and organize its industry. National Planning Authority Executive Director Dr Joseph Muvawala …

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Gov’t, Oil companies yet to agree on tax, recoverable costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government and oil companies have failed to reach a consensus on key issues which could potentially create more delays for the Final Investment Decision (FID). The delay is a setback to the planned construction of the pipeline and the refinery. The contentious issues …

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Understanding government, Tullow-Total firm down dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An ongoing tax dispute between the Ugandan government and Tullow Oil has led to the postponement of the planned Final Investment Decision for the Albertine oil development project to the second half of 2019. The capital gains tax dispute from Tullow’s farm-down of its stake …

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