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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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Museveni in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Tanzania to sign an implementation agreement for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. He joined Tanzania President John Magufuli  at Chato, northern Tanzania, today to witness the signing of the host and implementation agreement. (video bottom) The …

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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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Support local firms in the oil and gas supply chain post COVID

  COMMENT | Joseph Mukasa Ngubwagye |  The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges across all aspects of society. Healthcare systems have been strained, schools closed, and economies constrained. The energy sector has not been spared. Many oil producing countries have suffered big losses, and their economies have been threatened due …

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Uganda in tough test on oil money

Secret dirty deals could end as govt signs transparency initiative Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s recent admission into the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a “step in the right direction,” according to local civil society. But many also remain cautious. Gerald Byarugaba, the extractive industries coordinator at …

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Why Uganda needs CSR policy guidelines in the oil and gas sector

COMMENT | Daniel Abowe |  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social, and environmental benefits for all stakeholders during project implementation. It also refers to the corporation’s initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social …

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Global methane emissions soar to record high: study

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Global emissions of methane have reached their highest level on record, according to a study released by Stanford University on Tuesday. The findings are outlined in two papers published in the journal Earth System Science Data and Environmental Research Letters by researchers from the Global …

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