Uganda: Oil Route – Uganda Chooses Tanzania

21 Apr 2016   Tanzania, Uganda

The oil pipeline route puzzle has been solved, with Uganda choosing to export her crude oil to the East African coast through Tanzania and not Kenya, The Observer can reveal. Uganda’s position is contained in a draft report dated April 11, 2016, a copy of which this newspaper has seen. The report will be presented to the presidents of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya when they meet on Wednesday in Kampala. This development all but ends Kenya’s fight to have the oil pipeline go through the Turkana area to Lamu port. “The comprehensive analysis of the different options [routes], studies and due diligence results has been completed,” said the technocrats in report. “The Kabaale-Tanga route is the only option to secure first oil export by mid 2020, with pipeline availability of 99 per cent.” The report says that on the Kabaale-Lamu route, the first oil export could only happen in […]

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