Uganda draws lessons from the Dangote crude oil refinery

Uganda together with other participants from Sub Saharan Africa, who attended the 7th Annual Sub Sahara Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference undertook a study visit to the $19 billion Dangote Crude Oil Refinery in Lagos, Nigeria on 16th February 2023. The delegation from Uganda, which was led by Uganda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, His […]

Make petroleum data more valuable –African oil producing countries urged

The 7th African Petroleum Data Management Forum Conference (APDMF) has officially opened at the Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo – Kampala, with a call to participating countries to make petroleum data more valuable. The APDMF comprises of representatives from key government entities from different countries concerned with policy, regulatory and commercial aspects of the sector.  This forum […]

Fostering regional co-operation for sustainable oil production

By Dr. Jane Nambakire Mulemwa Following the announcement of the Final Investment Decision (FID) in February 2022, and the recent accession of the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC), the case for regional and international cooperation in the sustainable exploitation of natural resources has never been stronger. This is primarily […]

Clarification on reports about air pollution from the Tilenga project activities

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has noted several media reports regarding air pollution from the Tilenga oil project activities in Buliisa District. The reports  indicate that “community members from five villages neighbouring the oil Central Processing Facility in Buliisa District have petitioned the Ministry of Health complaining about the air pollution generated by the […]

EACOP Bill to pave way for FID

The Passing of East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) (Special Provisions) Bill 2021, the enabling legislation to operationalise the agreements is a requirement for the International Oil Companies (IOCs) to announce the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Uganda’s oil projects. The revelation was made by Mr. Ali Ssekatawa, the Director Legal and Corporate Affairs at […]