Uganda Agrees on Deal to Develop Oil Sector

25 Jan 2014   Uganda

The government of Uganda has reached a deal with foreign oil companies to develop its oil industry, the country’s energy and minerals minister said Friday, ending a nearly three-year impasse and opening the way for a $15 billion investment. The government has agreed the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding with U.K.’s Tullow Oil PLC, France’s Total SA and China’s Cnooc Ltd. for the commercialization of the oil sector. The plans consists of a 60,000 barrels-day refinery, a crude export pipeline to Kenya’s northern port of Lamu and a crude-fired electricity plant in Uganda’s oil region, Irene Muloni said in a statement obtained by The Wall Street Journal Friday. The development paves way for a multibillion-dollar investment to develop the country’s oil fields, which are believed to contain up to 3.5 billion barrels of crude. Uganda contains sub-Sahara Africa’s fourth-largest amount of oil reserves, behind South Sudan, Angola […]

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