Design of the EACOP Integrates Adequate Environmental Protection and Safety Measures

By Dozith Abeinomugisha & Naboth Mugyerwa Pipelines are widely used for bulk transportation of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) because they are safe, environmentally friendly, require the least energy, have the lowest maintenance costs, have less impacts on land-take, have negligible loss of commodity in transit and are highly reliable, compared to trucking. Uganda discovered commercial […]

Opposition against EACOP based on untruths, spin, not facts

BY ALI SSEKATAWA  (PART 1) A section of local and international environmental “activists” have mounted a virulent campaign, disguised as opposition, against the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). This blitz is seemingly coordinated by the “green movement” albeit based on distortions, spin, and half-truths. By extension, they hope to stop Uganda from developing […]

Fostering regional co-operation for sustainable oil production

By Dr. Jane Nambakire Mulemwa Following the announcement of the Final Investment Decision (FID) in February 2022, and the recent accession of the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC), the case for regional and international cooperation in the sustainable exploitation of natural resources has never been stronger. This is primarily […]

Environment Protection in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector

By Joseph Kobusheshe, Director Environment, Health, Safety and Security   Following the announcement of the Final Investment Decision for Uganda’s flagship oil and gas projects, which are expected to deliver first oil in 2025, sections of the media have been awash with environmental and social concerns relating to the planned developments. Some have suggested that […]

Clarification on reports about air pollution from the Tilenga project activities

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has noted several media reports regarding air pollution from the Tilenga oil project activities in Buliisa District. The reports  indicate that “community members from five villages neighbouring the oil Central Processing Facility in Buliisa District have petitioned the Ministry of Health complaining about the air pollution generated by the […]