The heated debate at last week’s public dialogue in Kampala to discuss the progress of compensation efforts in the proposed refinery area in Hoima District has shown that the process remains contentious, as government continues to disagree with disgruntled residents, backed by some civil society organisations. Read More
Uganda will begin implementing a 150 million-dollar World Bank project next month to support infrastructural development in Hoima municipality in the oil-rich Albertine region, as well as 13 other municipalities in the country. Read More
The Uganda government is currently assessing the feasibility of transporting some of its crude oil to the coast through the planned Juba-Lamu pipeline, Ministry of Energy officials have revealed. Read More
This report discusses the importance of Section 1504 of the United States’ Dodd-Frank Act , the new EU Accounting and Transparency Directive and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standards in governing Uganda’s oil and gas sector. Read More
Industry experts are pessimistic that Kenya could start producing oil in two years time, largely due to the lack of necessary oil infrastructure in the country.
By Bashir Hangi
Uganda’s petroleum products consumption is at 27,000 barrels per day and growing at an annual rate of about 7%. This fact presents an opportunity to Uganda, with the confirmation of over 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the country. Read More
By Haggai Matsiko
“Thanks to the oil, we are getting better facilities. The government used to take us as if we were foreigners, we were not getting these services,” says Henry Irumba, LC 1 Chairman at Kaiso landing site, Hoima District. Read More
Prospective investors eyeing Uganda’s oil refinery will be pleased to learn that the government plans to invite them to express their interest in the project by the end of next month, according to a statement from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. Read More
The first phase of the ongoing implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) in Hoima District is facing resistance from some angry residents, with some of them threatening to take the government to court over unfair compensation of their property. They are also claiming that government agents are harassing them and coercing them into signing consent forms. Read More
Implementation of the first phase of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) kicked off early this month and will end with the 7,118 residents of the thirteen Hoima villages on whose land the oil refinery will be built being compensated for their property, or relocated.