Over 40 firms have expressed interest in the construction and operation of a proposed $3.2b refinery project, the acting minister of energy and mineral development disclosed yesterday. Peter Lokeris said his ministry is now evaluating firms to establish their technical competence and their financial strength before a decision to award the contract is made.
Over the last one year Uganda Wildlife Authority has trained and recruited 430 new rangers with the chief mandate of monitoring oil activities and fighting poaching in the gazetted areas of UWA. The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni commissioned the youthful rangers in April 2013 following a four month training that they had undergone.
There are basically five ways to deal with waxy crudes such that there is assurance of flow of oil within the pipeline. The Foster Wheeler Report discusses the five ways that Uganda would have oted to take on if it had chosen to build a crude pipeline for its oil and the five methods
In 2011, the government of Uganda undertook a feasibility study on building a Greenfield oil refinery which Swiss Engineering firm Foster Wheeler Energy Limited conducted. The study recommended that a refinery was commercially viable for Uganda given its benefits to citizens compared to building 1350 Km long crude export pipeline to Mombasa. The study further
With the discovery of oil in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan surely East Africans are right to look forward to an “oil bonanza” that is expected to lift millions of East Africans out of poverty but the experts think that with the way the East African countries have decided to deal with their oil, the
As government prepares for the construction of an oil refinery in Hoima district, plans to build a petroleum distribution terminal at Buloba, outside Kampala, have been mooted. Irene Batebe, a petroleum officer in charge of refining at the Petroleum Exploration and Production department (PEDP), told journalists recently that a pipeline from the refinery would
South Sudan has suffered a major setback to its already ailing economy after its northern neighbor Sudan is said to have resumed blocking oil flow from its Unity state in the latest spat involving the two oil producers. The two nations had agreed to restart oil exports last month after a 15-month closure, officials said.
Museveni has asked the five countries of the East African community to pool regional natural resources for the purpose of catapulting the EAC into the league of industrialised countries by 2063. “If we use our bumper natural resources jointly and wisely, our countries will be joining the ‘First World’ ranks in five decades from
The prospect of a ready market for fresh produce in the oil camps has turned out to be a huge motivation for farmers in Hoima District to start up horticultural projects. Once a no-go area for farmers in Bunyoro, it interesting to learn that now some farmers have abandoned the popular farming areas like rice
The government is set to establish a science university in Hoima district to train oil and gas related academic disciplines. This is a rare gesture that will go a long way in convincing some hardliners in the Bunyoro sub- region that the government is committed to ensuring that locals in the Albertine Graben benefit from