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CNOOC’s Kingfisher project approved

NEMA’s approval paves way for construction of oil field facilities Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s environmental agency, NEMA, has approved CNOOC’s environmental and social impact assessment report for the Kingfisher project following ten months of scrutiny and evaluation. Dr. Tom Okurut, NEMA’s executive director issued the certificate of …

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CSOs snub East African crude oil pipeline assessment report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas (CSCO) has snubbed the Environment and Social Impact Assessment- ESIA, on the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline, saying its lacking in all aspects. The 1,443km crude oil export pipeline will transport Uganda’s crude oil from …

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Construction of crude oil pipeline to affect 68 heritage sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 68 cultural and heritage sites will be affected by the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil pipeline, URN has learnt. The oil pipeline will run from Hoima district to the Uganda-Tanzania border. The level of disturbance to the Heritage and cultural sites …

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Crude oil pipeline to displace 400 households

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline is projected to displace at least 400 households in nine districts of Uganda. The 1,445 Kilometers long pipeline will also economically affect a total of 3,000 households in Hoima, Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Gomba, Sembabule, Lwengo, …

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Albertine oil prospects mingle with water concerns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As oil companies prepare to extract oil out of the ground, the next concern is Lake Albert’s water levels and fears that communities around the Lake could be denied access to the water resources. While everyone is eagerly waiting to see out of the …

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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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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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