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550 million barrels of oil discovered off Ghana coast

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Norway’s Aker Energy on Thursday said it had discovered oil in commercial quantities off Ghana, which the government welcomed as a potential boost to the economy. The oil and gas operator said exploratory drilling indicated an “estimated 450-550 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe)” in the Pecan field, 166 kilometres …

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Oil discovery boosts hotel industry in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An influx of businessmen and investors in oil related activities has pushed up the demand for accommodation in the Albertine Graben. The area is now attracting more investments from companies and individuals seeking to tap into the Oil and Gas industry. Investors from both within …

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Oil companies recoverable costs hit $483m in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has approved US$483 million, equivalent to 1.7 trillion Shillings as recoverable costs by five oil companies. The companies are Tullow, Total, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), Armour Energy and Oranto. According to Ernest Rubondo, the Chief Executive of …

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Fresh wrangle threatens proposed Kampala Oil Terminal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned construction of the Kampala Oil Terminal has suffered a setback as a result of a fresh land conflict pitting the government against one Gideon Kabuye Kirumira. The land, measuring 299 acres in Kiringente Sub County, Mpigi district, was identified in 2007 as a …

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Gov’t revises Oil volumes to six billion barrels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The amount of crude oil so far discovered is six billion barrels, down from 6.5 billion barrels, the Uganda government has announced. Of the six billion barrels, the amount recoverable has also been put at 1.4 billion barrels, down from the initial range of between …

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Nigeria launches $1.1bn lawsuit against Shell, Eni

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Nigerian government is taking oil giants Shell and Eni to court in London, requesting the return of $1.1 billion (969 million euros) as part of a case of alleged corruption dating back to 2011, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Nigeria alleges that the money …

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Nigeria seeks arrest, extradition of former oil minister

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency on Monday filed for the arrest of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke after a judge approved a request for her to be charged with corruption. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a statement the application for warrant of …

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