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Focus for UCMP’s 90 Days of Oil and Gas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum is running the third edition of 90 Days of Oil and Gas Media Campaign with the main objective of giving an update on the sector’s projects, emerging opportunities, challenges, and possible solutions. Under the theme, “Facts Behind Uganda’s Oil …

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‘No barrel of Uganda’s oil has been sold’

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current drilling of oil and gas by the CNOOC and TotalEnergies has reignited suspicion that Uganda’s oil is already being smuggled out of the country. CNOOC Uganda Ltd began spudding or drilling wells at its King Fisher project in January with President Museveni launching …

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Plan for Uganda’s oil Now or Never: Katikkiro Warns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda’s Premier Charles Peter Mayiga has called for planning for development accruing from the oil and gas sector before the resources get out the ground. The Katikiro and some members of his cabinet spent three days this week touring oil and gas infrastructural developments like …

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Oil and Gas creates 12,000 jobs in the Albertine

Kampala, Uganda | THE IDEPENDENT | The oil and natural gas sector has so far employed over twelve thousand people during the construction of facilities to get oil out of the ground. Most jobs, according to the Petroleum Authority have followed the February 2023 Final Investment Decision by the Joint Ventures …

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TotalEnergies starts drilling in Murchison Park

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | French energy giant TotalEnergies has kicked off drilling operations at one of the wells in the Murchison Falls National Park. Drilling Engineers at Jobi-Rii well on Wednesday confirmed that they had reached the hydrocarbons not so far deep as had been expected. Unlike King …

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Buganda Kingdom warns against staying oil activities

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda’s Katikiro, Charles Peter Mayiga, has strongly condemned any resolutions aimed at impeding the progress of oil exploration in Uganda. Mayiga, leading a delegation from the Buganda Kingdom on a visit to the oil fields in the Albertine region, expressed the Kingdom’s dissatisfaction with …

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