Uganda oil sector: A mixed picture

Export routes: The World Bank has pledged US$600m for pipelines to link oil fields in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan
Export routes: The World Bank has pledged US$600m for pipelines to link oil fields in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan

Uganda will soon be joining the league of new oil producers. The country has, over the past nine years, made a series of important oil and gas discoveries. However, the picture is mixed: Uganda is energy-resource rich, yet energy poverty is widespread throughout the country. Despite several policy reforms introduced over the last decade, institutional and legal weaknesses remain. Many challenges and opportunities lie ahead with the potential for a positive effect on East Africa.

<i>Since 2006, Uganda has made several oil and gas discoveries. They have been described as Africa’s biggest onshore finds in 20 years. With one of the highest success rates and lowest finding costs in...

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