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Meat, milk demand outstrips supply in Albertine region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A preliminary study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that as oil and gas developments kick off in the Albertine region, the demand for meat and milk has outstripped the supply. Tonny Odokonyero, a research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) …

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Oil and gas companies must adhere to environmental standards: PAU

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Petroleum Authority Uganda-PAU says investors in oil and gas must adhere to environmental, social, and governance concerns or face hefty fines and penalties. The authority’s director of environment, health, safety, and security, Dr. Joseph Kobusheshe says that whoever is looking at opportunities in the …

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Minister turns to churches for support amidst opposition to EACOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is turning to churches to seek their support for the development of Uganda’s oil and gas sector. Climate activists have stepped up their campaigns against the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) by targeting the churches and have had an audience with the Pope …

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EU ministers fail to decide on sanctions against Russian oil

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union foreign ministers did not decide on sanctions targeting Russia’s oil and gas, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday. Addressing the media following a meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Borrell said that although no …

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High court declines to block oil and gas procurement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The  Civil Division of the High Court in Kampala has declined to order an injunction against ongoing procurements in the oil and gas sector. Blocking the procurement would halt the ongoing efforts to develop the infrastructure needed to get oil out of the ground. The …

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Uganda asks west to ‘go slow’ on energy transition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda says the west should allow emerging oil-producing countries in Africa to extract their resource amidst the energy transition debate. Energy transition refers to the global energy sector’s shift from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption — including oil, natural gas and coal — …

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Government, investors doing little to avert oil curse: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bad land tenure systems, bad economic situation and corruption are abetting human rights violations in the areas where mining and oil and gas sector activities are happening, according to recent studies. These include environmental rights, child rights, access to property and information, and the right …

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Petroleum Authority, Stanbic Incubator sign SME contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has entered a partnership with Stanbic Business Incubator Limited (SBIL) and other partners to build the capacity of over 200 Ugandan enterprises along the export crude oil pipeline route to compete for contracts to supply Uganda’s oil and gas sector. The …

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