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Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, Kabagambe Kaliisa at the launch of the licensing round in Kampala. (Photo: F. Nalubega)

Licensing application deadline extended, licenses expected in January 2016

The Ugandan government has extended the date of receiving applications for firms interested in securing oil exploration licenses in the Albertine Graben by a period of one month.

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A section of the displaced residents at a recent meeting in the camp. (Photo: CourtesyGlobal Rights Alert)

Rwamutonga evictions: Four dead, hundreds starving

Four children have died and many more could starve to death as the hundreds of people who were forcefully evicted from Rwamutonga village, Hoima district continue to wait for court to decide their fate.

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A piece of uranium ore

The nuclear industry explained

Oil in Uganda will run a four-part series on the nuclear industry for our readers to get a better understanding of it as Uganda pushes ahead with plans to exploit its uranium resources for nuclear energy. In this first part, we explain the complex nature of uranium exploitation, breaking it down to

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Image: RVR repairs

Refinery will take five years to complete

Uganda’s planned crude oil refinery will take five years to complete, a representative of the firm that won the bid to build the multi-billion 60,000 barrels per day facility has revealed.

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A map showing the location of the TEN project. (Source: Citifmonline)

Tullow gets temporary relief in Ghana, but border dispute far from over

Tullow Oil’s shares rose to a five-month high on Monday this week after the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruled in Ghana’s favour in a maritime dispute with Ivory Coast.

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Did you Know?

Exploration Area, Block

An area of land that an oil company is licensed to explore.  In 2001 the government of Uganda divided the Albertine Graben into five Exploration Areas (EAs).  Since then, some of these EAs have been sub-divided into smaller areas.  This is a normal pattern in exploration and extraction: once the existence of the resource is proven, the trend is towards licensing smaller and more focused areas.

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