As more people flock to Hoima town in pursuit of oil opportunities, municipal officials are increasingly getting concerned about the town’s lack of capacity to handle the massive waste that comes with a high population.
There was a lot of excitement in Dar-es-Salaam last week as Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete launched the country’s fourth competitive licensing round in which eight exploration blocks are up for grabs.
Ben Mugasha’s Bemuga Forwarders Ltd. is possibly the most well-known oil and gas logistics service provider in Uganda. In an interview with him below, we bring you a telling story of the challenges faced by home-grown companies in their pursuit of local content, and their efforts to remain competitive in a nascent, capital intensive industry, […]
More than one year after the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) failed to find oil in its Kanywataba prospect, residents of Kanara and Rwebisengo sub-counties in Ntoroko district remain confused on the status of ‘their’ oil resources.
A Ugandan law firm, Katende Ssempebwa and Co. Advocates, will provide local counsel on the procurement of an investor and operator of the country’s first oil refinery.
Saudi Arabia is planning to start exploiting its massive shale gas reserves for power generation in a bid to save more of its crude oil for export, as the shale revolution spreads outside North America.
Oil in Uganda set out to test the knowledge and interest of a cross section of Ugandans in Kampala and Luwero, seventy kilometers north of the capital, and discovered that more than six years after Uganda confirmed commercially viable oil deposits, Ugandans appear to be as uninformed-and disinterested-about their oil and gas industry, as they were […]
East Africa’s lone refinery in Mombasa faces an uncertain future following an announcement by Essar Energy, a 50 % shareholder with the government of Kenya, that it had withdrawn from the partnership, and was planning to sell its shares.
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.
Tanzania will hold its fourth licensing round on 25th October in Dar-es-Salaam, during which seven offshore blocks and another block in Lake Tanganyika will be up for grabs.