Government of Uganda launches $500,000 capacity building project for Micro- Small and Medium sized enterprises along the EACOP route

 The Government of Uganda through the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) has launched a $500,000 project to enhance the capacity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) targeting businesses along the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) route. The project is funded by a grant from […]

Uganda is not exporting crude Oil

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) notes the false and non-factual allegations that Uganda is exporting and selling crude oil, that have been circulated through various media. Oil is extracted from underground in its raw form, in what is commonly referred to as “crude oil”. It was alleged that the Government is secretly smuggling out […]

The state of Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector: 10 infographics that tell the most important things that you must know about Uganda’s oil and gas sector

The Government of Uganda and Total on 11th September 2020, initialled the Uganda Host Government Agreement (HGA) for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. Subsequently, the Heads of State, their Excellences President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda and President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania on September 13, 2020 met in Chato, north-western […]

With over USD1 bn earned by Ugandans and over USD1.7 bn gov’t infrastructure investments; how oil and gas is changing Ugandan lives even before first oil flows

From the time Uganda hit the first commercially viable oil finds at Mputa-1 well on 6th January 2006, the word on everyone’s lips has been “first oil”. Cabinet in 2008 passed the National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP) 2008 which laid out a path for ensuring that Uganda’s oil and gas resources would be dedicated […]

Without a doubt, Uganda is on a steady path towards creating lasting value, as we journey to first oil– Petroleum Authority of Uganda’s Ernest Rubondo

If there is anybody in Uganda who knows Uganda’s oil and gas story, that person is Ernest Rubondo. Having completed his MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geology at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London in 1990, he worked briefly with Scott Pickford Plc, a UK oil and gas consulting company and returned […]

Q&A: The Petroleum Authority of Uganda’s job is to ensure Uganda’s oil is a driver for social-economic transformation― Dr Jane Nambakire Mulemwa, Board Chairperson

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is one of the three institutions of government responsible for stewarding the oil and gas sector in the country. The other two institutions are: the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) which is in charge of policy as well as licensing companies in the sector; and, the Uganda […]