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  • Uranium can power Uganda’s growth, but at what cost?

    Uganda’s Vision 2040 estimates that the country will require 41,738 MW of installed capacity by 2040, of which nearly 60% (24,000 MW) will come from nuclear. In this second article about Uganda’s nuclear industry, Luke Williams talks about how much uranium has been found to date and Uganda’s ambitious plan to use its resources to power its economy. Read More

  • Norway renews oil sector funding, urges Uganda to join EITI

    Finance Minister Matia Kasaija at the signing ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Embassy)

    The Norwegian government last week committed an additional 6.5 million dollars to support Uganda’s oil and gas sector in a new agreement that was signed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and the new Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija at the Finance Ministry Headquarters in Kampala. Read More

  • Licensing application deadline extended, licenses expected in January 2016

    Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, Kabagambe Kaliisa at the launch of the licensing round in Kampala on 24 February 2015. (Photo: F. Nalubega)

    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. Read More

  • Rwamutonga evictions: Four dead, hundreds starving

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

    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. Read More

  • 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 the basics from mining to disposal. Read More

  • Image: RVR repairs

    Refinery will take five years to complete

    Repairs to the railway network operated by RVR in Kenya and Tanzania. Transport infrastructure remains a challenge as Uganda readies itself for oil production.

    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. Read More

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

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

    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. Read More

  • Uganda gets its first oil waste treatment plant

    Wedulo Andrew, a lab technician, displays clean water (left) after purification of oil waste water (right). Photo: F. Nalubega

    A twenty-million dollar oil waste treatment plant has been inaugurated in Hoima District, the first of its kind in East Africa. Read More

  • Kenyan Energy Minister suspended over pipeline deal

    President Kenyatta (left) shakes hands with Davis Chirchir at an earlier event.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta last month suspended Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, Davis Chirchir over alleged involvement in corrupt dealings. Read More

  • Petroleum Directorate formed as oil institutions begin to take shape

    Ag. Director of the Petroleum Directorate, Ernest Rubondo

    A Petroleum Directorate has been established in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Oil in Uganda has learnt. Read More