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Crude oil pipeline to displace 400 households

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline is projected to displace at least 400 households in nine districts of Uganda. The 1,445 Kilometers long pipeline will also economically affect a total of 3,000 households in Hoima, Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Gomba, Sembabule, Lwengo, …

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Oil and gas sector in another slowdown, jobs at stake

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The oil and gas sector should by now be employing thousands of Ugandans in the construction sector, but players in the industry say the sector has again slowed down. Players in the industry say most of their labour force and equipment are redundant …

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Tullow considers selling all its assets in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tullow Oil is considering selling all its assets in Uganda as the firm down tax dispute rages on. The Irish company, which also owns Tullow Operations Uganda, has hinted on the slow progress towards resolving a Capital Gains tax dispute on the USD 900 million …

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Albertine oil prospects mingle with water concerns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As oil companies prepare to extract oil out of the ground, the next concern is Lake Albert’s water levels and fears that communities around the Lake could be denied access to the water resources. While everyone is eagerly waiting to see out of the …

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Oil spill: How prepared is Uganda and the oil companies?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fear oil spill disasters is one of the risks of concern as the country prepares for commercial oil production. It is feared by environment groups and scientists that the oil spill could wipe out tourism and fishing industries and wildlife habitats in the entire …

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Gov’t pushes final investment decision for oil production to September

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has pushed the Final Investment Decision (FID) for commercial oil production to September 2019. Speaking during the budget presentation on Thursday, Finance and Economics Development Minister, Matia Kasaija said, “Preparation for commercialization of oil and gas resources continued this year. The lead investor for …

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Gov’t, Oil companies yet to agree on tax, recoverable costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government and oil companies have failed to reach a consensus on key issues which could potentially create more delays for the Final Investment Decision (FID). The delay is a setback to the planned construction of the pipeline and the refinery. The contentious issues …

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Gov’t explains oil production delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has explained the repeated changes in the oil production date. Robert Kasekende, the Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, says the delays have been occasioned by a careful process that is intended to see Ugandans and government benefit fully from the oil resource. He told …

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Oil exploration: Restoration of park ecosystems incomplete

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The restoration of Murchison Falls National Park ecosystem where oil wells were dug during the exploration of the Albertine Graben remains incomplete.  Total E&P, the company in charge of the process says that there are still some remedial work to undertake in some of …

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