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Chinese investment transforms rural fishing communities

Thirty nine year old Kenneth Rwakatiina had never dreamt of building a permanent house. The herdsman and his family lived in two mud and wattle houses-one for each of his two wives and their children, in Nsonga village, Kyangwali Sub-County, Hoima district.

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Fred

Pipeline route surveys spark fear amongst Hoima residents

A recently concluded survey to determine a pipeline route from the proposed refinery in Kabaale Parish to Buloba, Wakiso district, close to the capital Kampala, has left a section of Hoima residents worried they could lose their land.

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Tanzania

Why Uganda chose Tanzania over Kenya

A report authored by technocrats at the Energy Ministry’s Petroleum Directorate chose the Tanzania route for Uganda’s oil pipeline to the Indian ocean, Oil in Uganda has learnt.

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President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s pipeline will go South, Kenya to proceed with own plans

Uganda and Tanzania have finally entered a deal that will see an oil pipeline deliver the former’s crude oil to the Tanga port along the North Eastern coast of Tanzania.

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Douglas Oluoch

Waste Management Regulations should respond to current environmental challenges

Petroleum activities are concentrated in the pristine Albertine Graben, an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to a number of wildlife species of national and international importance. The waste from exploration and production activities will, therefore, always be right at the heart of this

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Did you Know?

Gas flaring

Gas flaring is the practice of burning off (generally through a tall chimney) gases that cannot easily be captured and put to productive use.  It occurs on oil and gas wells, refineries and petrochemical plants, and also landfill sites.  Some flaring is still considered necessary at these installations for safety reasons, because it serves as a safety-valve in high pressure systems.  However, technological advances over recent decades have made flaring ever less necessary, especially in oil and gas fields, and it has reduced considerably.  Nevertheless, the practice is still widespread in some parts of the world—notably, the Niger delta—because it is a cheaper option than investing in the technology necessary to capture, store and transport gases.

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