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How SMEs can tap into oil and gas as first oil nears

Local firms need to enhance their capital base and strengthen corporate governance to benefit from the nascent sector Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Small and medium-sized enterprises need to enhance their capital base, embrace partnerships and adhere to high corporate governance standards to reap from the upcoming oil and …

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CNOOC grants FID for Uganda’s oil development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has finally closed the long-awaited Final Investment Decision (FID) for the development of Uganda’s oil and gas projects in the Albertine. Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Ruth Nankabirwa stated that the Chinese confirmed that they have authorized an FID …

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Trouble over Mozambique’s gas

The discovery offered major promise for a very poor county but has instead led to escalation of armed conflict | THEO NEETHLING | Recent events in Palma, a town in the volatile Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, have taken bloodshed in the region to new levels. Dozens …

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Impact of AfCFTA on oil and gas industry

Improved efficiency and competition in the Africa markets will be significantly felt and boost development | SHANTEL MUFANDAIDZA | Created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect on January 01, 2021. Since the World Trade Organisation creation, the …

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Tough times for Africa’s upstream oil and gas

How is the Covid-19 pandemic impacting investment in large-scale oil and gas developments in sub-Saharan Africa? Ian Lewis sees tough times ahead Getting upstream oil and gas projects off the ground in sub-Saharan Africa was challenging before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the operating environment is even tougher, as the industry contends with …

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Chief Govt valuer should prioritize compensation for oil, gas projects

COMMENT | Joseph Mukasa Ngubwagye |  Projects in the oil and gas sector require, among other things, land for temporary and permanent infrastructure and installations. This land acquisition is achieved through Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) which seek to specify all resettlement arrangements and measures for avoiding, minimizing or compensating losses or …

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How to avoid deaths caused by gas, electronic appliances

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least 2017 fire emergencies were handled by the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services under the Uganda Police Force-UPF. The Director Fire and Rescue Services, Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP, Joseph Mugisa, says the fires were majorly caused by home appliances that use gas, …

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