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Oil in Uganda Newsletter
Issue 5, May 2013
Not just a man’s world. This issue delves into the key gender issues in the oil and gas industry, highlighting the possible ways in which oil activities may affect women differently from men. It shows how some women have benefited from the oil and gas industry, through jobs and business opportunities, and also reports on the swelling sex trade in Hoima. Enjoy.
Issue 4, February 2013
Uganda is not an island. This issue focuses on possibilities of the East African region working together to develop their oil and gas resources. It examines the potential collaboration between East African states to harmonise their production, infrastructure and market development strategies.
It also contains an analysis of the relationship between oil and conflict, as well as a summary of the population of countries in East, Central and the Horn of Africa, vis a vis their GDP and military spending per citizen.
Issue 3, November 2012
Oil is all about money. This issue of the newsletter centres on oil revenue management – how much money will Uganda get, how will it be used, and who gets to decide? Includes analysis of key issues raised by a Public Finance Bill currently before parliament. Other articles include an introduction to the numerous service provider companies competing for a stake in Uganda’s oil industry; an analysis of weaknesses in Uganda’s environmental impact assessment process; a report on the disturbance to wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park; a case study of how Ghana has handled oil; an update on the oil company-government deadlock over the size of Uganda’s proposed refinery, and a report on the current situation of the refinery site residents who are facing relocation.
Issue 2, August 2012
This second issue of the newsletter focuses mainly on issues of land rights in relation to oil and gas. Additional material includes a report on Heritage Oil’s malpractice in disposing of oil waste, an article summarising the short history of Alpha Oil (the Ugandan company that hoped to cash in on Lake Edward exploration), and a piece by external contributor, Halima Abdallah, reporting on the demands of cultural leaders for a share of oil revenues.
Issue 1 May, 2012
This launch issue of the Oil in Uganda print newsletter includes a summary of comments on the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill that was tabled before Uganda's parliament in February. Other content includes: a map showing the current status of oil exploration in the Albertine Rift; an exploration timeline from 1890 to March 2012; an article on the 'rocky start' to the oil refinery project; a feature article on how roads opened up by oil companies have boosted fishery production--and, perhaps, over-fishing--in Lake Albert.