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Oil lures government into building a new city in Bunyoro

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The government is planning to construct two new cities in the Albertine region and Buvuma Island, the minister in charge of urban development has said.   In an…

Uganda urged to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

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The Managing Editor of Oil in Uganda, a website on oil related developments in Uganda, Chris Byaruhanga has challenged the Uganda government to open up and embrace the…

Uganda’s oil sector licensing policy shifts from open door to competitive bidding

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While the Uganda oil and gas industry awaits a new licensing regime, the good news trickling in is that the next phase of licensing will shift from the…

Why the shs39b budgetary allocation for the refinery construction activities is too small

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One of the biggest winners in the budget that the Uganda Minister of Finance,  Planing and Economic Development Maria Kiwanuka read a couple of days ago was the…

Heritage mulls over possible appeal after losing case to Tullow

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Whilst Tullow Oil Uganda has every reason to celebrate after winning a $313m case against Heritage Oil, Heritage won’t back down just as yet; it is now considering…

How the refinery will “waste” Uganda’s water

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In the very first article we ran about the environmental cost of building an oil refinery we focussed on the air emmisions and how they will affect the…

The environmental cost of building an oil refinery in Uganda

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Building an oil refinery will definitely come with an environmental cost to the nation. And as we seek to assess the environmental impact of building an oil refinery…

Oil industry creating business opportunities in Uganda

When Uganda started taking definite steps towards the exploration of its commercial reserves of oil, the reason why every citizen warmed up to the news was because of…

Makerere Business School sends out 60 graduates into an “Oily” but rugged field

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Makerere Business School has churned out 60 graduates of an advanced oil and gas management essentials training. The 60 step into the seemingly “oily” field but they will…

Museveni’s position on crude oil pipeline changes, Uganda to have both pipeline and refinery

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For the first time, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has publicly consented to the pursuits of building a crude oil pipeline for the export of Uganda’s…