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EACOP progress highlights impact mitigation

Hoima, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANGWATSA | The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project is making remarkable progress, with construction activities advancing steadily and a steadfast commitment to minimizing its social, economic, and environmental impact. The crude oil project traverses 171 villages across 10 districts of Kabaale, Hoima, Kikuube, Kakumiro, …

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UNOC explains why it opened oil import branch in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has defended the registration of a branch in neighboring Kenya. A statement by the Company on Monday explained that it had to comply with regulations regarding the importation of petroleum products. “A certificate of incorporation issued in a country …

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Oil companies seek to import special petroleum products

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil marketing companies (OMCs) under their umbrella body, the Sustainable Energies and Petroleum Association (SEPA) want the amendment of the Petroleum Supply Act to take into consideration a provision to allow them to import and supply special petroleum products. The association although in agreement with …

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Brazil turns 100 pct soybean oil into biofuel in historic first

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua |  In a historic first, Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras has succeeded in processing 100 percent soybean oil into biofuel, the company announced Wednesday. “The Riograndense Petroleum Refinery (RPR) has accomplished a historic achievement by successfully processing 100 percent soybean oil in a fluid …

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Chinese conned in sale of national oil company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the typical con artist meets investor that has become routine in Uganda, a Chinese tycoon was conned of billions of shilling in a scam where he was sold Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) by some unscrupulous Ugandans. The Chinese investor ran to the government …

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Nankabirwa tables Petroleum Supply Amendment Bill

Sector players accuse government of granting the fuel importation monopoly to a Bahrain-based Company known as Vitol Bahrain E.C under the guise of strengthening UNOC Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Energy, Ruth Nankbirwa has tabled before parliament a bill to regulate the importation of petroleum products. …

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Let them drink oil

Oil companies’ extravagant and reckless behavior evokes parallels with France’s Ancien Régime COMMENT | DICKENS KAMUGISHA | As a long-time advocate for human and environmental rights, I am terrified by the unprecedented frequency of extreme weather events. With each passing day, it becomes increasingly evident that we are in the midst …

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Oranto’s oil licenses in Albertine have expired

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The oil and gas sector could suffer a setback following the expiry of the exploration licenses granted to Oranto Petroleum Limited (OPL). Oranto Petroleum has been operating in Uganda under two licenses for the Ngassa Shallow and Deep Play in Kikuube district in the …

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