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  • The writer at the top of the super pit gold mine

    Uganda too can prosper from extractives

    The writer at the top of the super pit gold mine

    My visit to the Goldfields region in Western Australia offered me some lessons for Uganda.

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  • Mr. Denis Kamurasi

    “It’s taken too long”

    Mr. Denis Kamurasi

    Denis Kamurasi is the Vice Chairperson of the Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGAS) and a Director at Quantum Associates Uganda Ltd, a locally owned logistics company. Oil in Uganda talked to him about the challenges local businesses involved in the oil and gas sector in Uganda are facing. Read More

  • Ugandans are being encouraged to enter into joint ventures with international oil and gas contractors but it is unlikely they can afford that level of investment.

    500 billion boost for local businesses

    Ugandans could take advantage of the proposed oil fund  to enter into joint ventures with international oil and gas contractors.

    The Uganda government is setting up a fund to support local businesses servicing the oil industry, as the sector progresses towards the development phase. Read More

  • Some of the students pose with Total officials at the Oil and Gas Week at Makerere University

    Total rewards local talent

    Some of the students pose with Total officials at the Oil and Gas Week at Makerere University.

    Uganda’s first ever Oil and Gas Week ended yesterday at Makerere University , with hosts Total E&P Uganda and Total Uganda Limited awarding prizes to five engineering students for their exceptional ideas on new technologies for the oil and gas industry. Read More

  • Publish What You Pay Uganda Champion, Winnie Ngabiirwe

    Transparency activists welcome Tullow disclosure

    Publish What You Pay Uganda Champion, Winnie Ngabiirwe

    Tullow Oil’s publication this week of payments the company has made to different governments in the 24 countries it operates worldwide, including Uganda, has been applauded by transparency activists as a breakthrough in the pursuit of full transparency in the extractives sector. Read More

  • DRC Blocks from SacOil

    DR Congo to start drilling in Lake Albert area

    Drilling on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side of the Lake Albert area is set to commence next month, as companies seek to replicate the drilling success their counterparts have enjoyed on the Ugandan side of the lake. Read More

  • EITI Board Chair Clare Short

    Ethiopia, USA join EITI; Uganda stalling

    EITI Board Chair, Clare Short

    The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board, meeting in Oslo today, has conditionally admitted Ethiopia, United States of America and Papua New Guinea to the voluntary global transparency Standard. Read More

  • An elephant takes a strol in Queen Elizabeth National Park.  It hosts vertebrate species including 14 percent of all African reptiles, 19 percent of all African amphibians and 52 percent of all African birds. It also hosts 35 percent of all African butterflies, 39 pecent of all African mammals and 70 percent of all Ugandan Protected Areas.

    NEMA issues oil waste management licenses

    An elephant takes a stroll in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda’s oil rich-Albertine Region. The eco-sensitivity of the Albertine has raised concerns on the likely impact of oil activities on the flora and fauna there. It hosts 14 percent of all African reptiles, 19 percent of all African amphibians and 52 percent of all African birds. It also hosts 35 percent of all African butterflies, 39 pecent of all African mammals and 70 percent of all Uganda’s Protected Areas.

    The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has licensed four companies to construct and operate waste management facilities to handle oil drilling waste as Uganda moves towards production. Read More

  • Directions to oil wells in Buliisa District owned by Tullow Oil

    Tullow tight-lipped on sale of Ugandan assets

    Directions to oil wells in Buliisa District owned by Tullow Oil

    Tullow Oil officials declined to comment on reports yesterday that the company is contemplating selling some of its assets in Uganda, or ‘farming down’, to focus on developing Kenya’s oil fields. Read More

  • Glad

    Government, oil companies agree on next steps

    Glad. (L-R) Tullow’s Jimmy Mugerwa, Total’s Loic Laurandel and CNOOC’s Xiao Zongwei at the press conference. (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

    The Uganda government today officially announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the oil companies after agreeing on how the country’s oil resources will be extracted, transported and refined. Read More