Abas Byakagaba is the Commander of the Oil and Gas Protection Unit that was set up to protect Uganda’s petroleum assets. Formerly the Head of the Police Counter Terrorism Unit, Byakagaba has worked with Uganda Police for over 25 years. Oil in Uganda spoke to him about his work in the Albertine Graben and bring […]
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has made efforts to manage oil drilling wastes in the Albertine Graben, but capacity gaps in supervision and monitoring of oil activities still exist, a recent environmental audit report released by the Auditor General has revealed.
Agriculture, fishing and the service sectors like tourism and education have been Uganda’s source of foreign exchange, not oil.
The deployment of a rig by the China National Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) in the South China Sea has sparked off a wave of anti-China protests in some cities in Vietnam, and reignited a longstanding sovereignity dispute between Vietnam and China.
The Uganda government has reclaimed the Ngassa oil field in Exploration Area 2, Kaiso Tonya, Hoima district, following the expiry of the allowed appraisal time.
Uganda could have lost up to 2.43 billion dollars in tax revenue over the last ten years due to ‘trade misinvoicing’, a new report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington DC-based research and advocacy organization has revealed.
If an oil spill were to occur in such an environment, it would not only affect the soils, air, rivers, wetlands, lake, wildlife and communities, but would have far reaching impact that could spark off trans-boundary conflicts.
Financial disclosure of transactions between extractive companies and the government is insufficient without full disclosure of contractual agreements.
A three-month survey commissioned by the Joint Venture Partners (Total, CNOOC and Tullow) has revealed that Ugandans lack the skills to take up jobs in the oil and gas industry as the country progresses to the development and production stages.