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Economic Development via Oil and Gas Pipeline Infrastructure in African Landlocked Countries

Uganda has recently granted environmental approval for a $3.5 billion pipeline to export crude oil from western fields to the Indian Ocean coast in Tanzania, irrespective of perceived environment adverse implications. Conversely, The Chad 1,070 kilometre crude export  pipeline facility, which pumps crude oil from three fields in the southwest of the country to a […]

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Reuters: Total’s Uganda oil projects ‘hurt tens of thousands’: NGOs

Tens of thousands of people in Uganda and Tanzania have been hurt by human rights violations linked to Total’s oil operations in Uganda, according to two French activist groups. Amis de la Terre France (Friends of the Earth) and Survie (Survival) are seeking a court order requiring the company to disclose how it is addressing […]

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Tullow divests its Uganda assets to Total at $575 million

Tullow Oil has recently announced that the sale of its assets in Uganda to Total has been completed with $500 million consideration received earlieras at present. Tullow is also due to receive a further $75 million when a Final Investment Decision is taken on the development project plus contingent payments linked to the oil price […]

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Uganda, Tanzania sign contract for the $3.5 billion crude oil pipeline project

Tanzanian president John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on recently gave a green light for the construction of the 1,443km heated oil pipeline that will transport oil from Hoima in Uganda through Chongoleani in Tanga, Tanzania to the world market, saying the remaining issues should immediately be concluded. The two leaders, who met […]

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Uganda’s Second Licensing Round Still on Course

Second Licensing Round has been announced by the Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources since last year. The deadline for submitting the application for qualification on the five blocks on offer in the Albertine Graben is September 30th, 2020. The acreages on offer have become even more attractive since Tullow Oil announced the sale […]

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Uganda Approves CNOOC’s Kingfisher project

Uganda’s environmental Ua g e n c y , N E M A , h a s a p p r o v e d C N O O C ‘ s environmental and social impact assessment report for the Kingfisher project following ten months of scrutiny and evaluation. Dr. Tom Okurut, NEMA’s executive director […]

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