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Dar wins from regional shift

Deciding on the main pipeline route was tough enough, but major problems for export and production remain

The April agreement between Uganda and Tanzania to run a crude oil export pipeline through Tanzania rather than Kenya dramatically shifted the geometry of East African oil. Yet the...


The soul of transparency

A struggle over the future of the EITI is dividing NGOs and business as their visions of governance in the extractive sector compete

Since its creation in 2002, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has sought to shine a light on the oil and mining sectors in the developing world, albeit on a ...


New SEC rules

Oil, gas and mining companies will be forced to publish payments made to foreign governments under new rules from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. According to...


Curses and compliance

Mandatory disclosure is new to oil, gas and mining giants. They are still doing battle with NGOs to minimise regulation

Until very recently, the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), launched in 2002 by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair, was widely seen as the gold standard for re...


Museveni gets his refinery

Doubts surround both the Russian contract and the supposed benefit and even viability of the oil discoveries

A Russian state company under European Union sanctions has won the contract to build an oil refinery on the shore of Lake Albert. The contract is symptomatic of the growing closene...


Oil interrupted

Major deposits of commercially viable oil were first discovered in Uganda’s Albertine Graben in 2006 and estimates of total reserves now stand at 6.5 billion barrels. It was ...


Gas regime is getting there

A green light for the LNG project and implementation of the Petroleum Law are just around the corner. Some wrinkles remain

The government has reached final agreement with Italy's ENI and the United States' oil company Anadarko over their liquefied natural gas projects offshore the northern province of ...


A gamble on secession

A private company claiming to have bought oil licences from three governments in exile is looking for investors. Several prominent secessionists sit on its advisory board

Kilimanjaro Capital is not the first company to try selling mineral rights in territories claimed by secessionist movements but it must be one of the most bizarre. It claims to hav...


After they open the taps

The 12 March deal between Juba and Khartoum now looks as if will restore South Sudan’s major source of government income – oil

The Juba government ‘has given the order to resume oil production and companies are now making preparations to do so,’ a source close to the negotiations with Sudan told Africa Con...


What Juba gets from the oil deal

Oil production from Unity State is expected to begin in ‘about three weeks’, said a source close to the deal on 12 March. Fields in Upper Nile, meanwhile, are expected to take ‘abo...


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