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Civil society concerned over oil pipeline

CSOs accuse NEMA, oil companies of doing sham environmental impact public hearings Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Civil society organisations that are tracking developments in Uganda’s fledgling oil and gas industry have asked the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to ensure transparency and accountability whenever citizens are appraising oil …

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Pipeline affected persons in fear of attacks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Tension is high among communities on the proposed route for the crude oil pipeline in Rakai and Kyotera districts as thugs raid their homes demanding for compensation money. Hundreds of people in Rakia and Kyotera districts required to vacate their land are upon compensation to …

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“We shall deliver on East Africa crude oil pipeline” says Lokeris

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project comes to fruition despite recent challenges. The assurance was given by Minerals State Minister, Peter Lokeris in Kakumiro district at the opening of a public hearing into the …

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Govt looks to new oil deals

There is plenty to cheer than mourn about after Tullow oil deal failed THE INDEPENDENT | RONALD MUSOKE | Following the August fallout of Tullow Oil Plc’s farm down to Total E&P Uganda and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the government appears to be going after a three-pronged come-back …

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Total E&P to focus on final investment decision negotiations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil company Total E&P will now focus on negotiations with government to ensure that the Final Investment Decision (FID) is made. The FID is the point at which everything is in place for a project to go ahead. It’s the project execution phase begins and …

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Total E&P suspends all activities on Ugandan pipeline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  French oil major Total E&P Uganda has suspended all activities, including tenders on the East Africa Crude Pipeline (EACOP), sending shivers among the participants in the Uganda oil industry. The suspension follows the collapse of the Tullow sale deal where Total and China National Offshore …

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EA oil pipeline impact assessment report finalized

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Environmental Social Impact Assessment (Esia) report for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), has been finalized and handed over to the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). The move signals a major milestone in the impending approval of the project. The study conducted by …

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