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Kenya’s Oil Activities Should Factor Needs, Fears of Host Communities

Kenya’s Oil Activities Should Factor Needs, Fears of Host Communities

BY CHARLES WANGUHU Kaperit is a resident of Kenya’s oil-rich Turkana county. His entire life revolves around pastoralism, and his wealth is his livestock. But ever since oil was discovered in Turkana, large parcels of…

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The Road To Being A Profitable Oil Producing Region Is A Tough One

The Road To Being A Profitable Oil Producing Region Is A Tough One

BY KAREN KANDIE Back in 2012, Tullow, a UK oil and gas company, struck oil in Kenya’s Lokichar basin. This was followed by numerous media reports pointing at the riches that had befallen our dear…

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The Oil Is More Profitable Here, Within East Africa

The Oil Is More Profitable Here, Within East Africa

BY GITURA MWAURA All the countries in East Africa, including Ethiopia, have something to talk about oil. Except for Tanzania and Burundi, which are still prospecting and expecting good results, all the others have confirmed…

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Uganda’s First Oil: Why Final Investment Decision (FID) Has Delayed

Uganda’s First Oil: Why Final Investment Decision (FID) Has Delayed

BY ALAN BAGUMA With all the clamor around the impending production of oil in Uganda, a very commonly used acronym in general oil and gas-related discussion is “FID” (Final Investment Decision). FID in this context…

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Here’s What Uganda Has To Do, For Citizens To Benefit From Oil

Here’s What Uganda Has To Do, For Citizens To Benefit From Oil

BY IVAN AMANIGARUHANGA  Last week, six countries of East Africa International Oil Companies from the globe and representatives of civil Society converged in Mombasa, Kenya for the 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (EAPCE)…

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The Oil Is Not Out, But The Time To Benefit Is Now

The Oil Is Not Out, But The Time To Benefit Is Now

BY EMMA NAHAYO MUGIZI At a recent meeting, Ernest Rubondo, the Executive Director of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) described the progress of our organisation and the oil and gas sector in our country…