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  • NEMA, oil companies score poorly in environmental audit

    Ngara Waste Storage Site in Buliisa District operated by Tullow Oil Uganda. The Report says this type of waste management is more costly than treatment. 

    The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has made efforts to manage oil drilling wastes in the Albertine Graben, but capacity gaps in supervision and monitoring of oil activities still exist, a recent environmental audit report released by the Auditor General has revealed. Read More

  • CNOOC oil rig sparks off protests in Vietnam

    Protesters in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    The deployment of a rig by the China National Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) in the South China Sea has sparked off a wave of anti-China protests in some cities in Vietnam, and reignited a longstanding sovereignity dispute between Vietnam and China. Read More

  • Ngassa field reverts to government

    A map showing the Ngassa area in Exploration Area 2.

    The Uganda government has reclaimed the Ngassa oil field in Exploration Area 2, Kaiso Tonya, Hoima district, following the expiry of the allowed appraisal time. Read More

  • Companies fleecing Uganda billions in fake invoicing

    Uganda could have lost up to 2.43 billion dollars in tax revenue over the last ten years due to ‘trade misinvoicing’, a new report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington DC-based research and advocacy organization has revealed.  Read More

  • Ugandans not ready for oil jobs

    Although most Ugandans believe that the oil industry will provide hundreds of thousands of new jobs, the survey reports that only 13,000 people will be directly employed by the sector  at production.

    A three-month survey commissioned by the Joint Venture Partners (Total, CNOOC and Tullow) has revealed that Ugandans lack the skills to take up jobs in the oil and gas industry as the country progresses to the development and production stages. Read More

  • Government to set up petroleum institutions this year

    Mr. Robert Tugume (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

    The Uganda government is in advanced stages of setting up institutions to manage the oil and gas sector as the country picks the pace towards oil production anticipated in 2017/201 Read More

  • Companies await production licenses

    Of the 21 discoveries in the Albertine region, the joint venture partners have submitted applications for ten production licenses, but only one has been issued. Read More

  • 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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  • “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

  • 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