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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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Close to 60 gas cylinders involved in Kisasi explosion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was panic and fear in Kikulu zone in Kikaya-Kisasi in Kawempe North on Saturday night following multiple explosions of gas cylinders. Locals told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that they heard a loud bang followed by ablaze that engulfed the entire structure that housed the …

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Gas explosion in Kampala suburb of Kisasi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has put out a fire that occurred after a massive explosion that occurred 9.00pm Sunday, in Kikulu Zone, kikaya in Kisasi. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigire, says preliminary information indicates that the fire started from a house that had several gas …

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Nigeria’s $9.6bn gas debt case

How London court punished country for failing on contract to construct pipelines for transporting wet gas to investor Nigeria | OLUDARA AKANMIDU | Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a US$9.6 billion judgment debt against the West African nation. The ruling has …

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