Construction of the Tanzania-Uganda crude oil pipeline begins in August and will be complete in two years, even as Kenya negotiates to have the pipeline go north through Lamu. The executive director of Tanzania’s Petroleum Development Corporation, Mr James Mataragio, said in a statement that construction of the $4 billion project will be carried out by UK’s Tullow Oil Plc, France’s Total E&P and China’s Cnooc. “It is anticipated that over 200,000 tonnes of bare pipes, materials and equipment such as pipe insulation, pump, bulk heating and trace heating stations will be imported through Tanga port,” Mr Mataragio is quoted as saying by Tanzania’s publication The Citizen. ADDRESS CONCERN Kenya’s Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau last week said energy officials in Uganda and Kenya were meeting this week to address concerns on security for the proposed pipeline. Other key points of the discussions are the pipeline’s funding, the lowest […]