According to Enanga, five thugs intercepted the truck around 9 p.m. enroute to Kampala and placed the driver at gunpoint. The truck was transporting 34 tons of kerosene from Kenya to the Prompet Energies Ltd depot in Kampala.
The Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring Program is implemented under a cooperative arrangement between the Uganda National Bureau of Standards - UNBS and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to control and monitor the quality of petroleum products in Uganda’s entire supply chain.
The 47-page document titled, "Our Trust is Broken”: Loss of Land and Livelihoods for Oil Development in Uganda, says the Tilenga oil fields in Western Uganda and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) have affected the livelihoods of 100,000 people.
Peter Muliisa, the Head of Legal at the Uganda National Oil Company, says it is wrong for the proponents of the transition to isolate oil and gas companies from the discussions as it happened at the Conference of Parties on climate protection (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
The two-and-a-half-year training course will start at the Uganda Petroleum Institute, Kigumba (UPIK), while other stages will lead the trainees to institutions and TotalEnergies installations in France and other countries.
Specifically, they point at the drilling rigs that have so far been shipped into the country, but that they did not abide by the Compulsory Local Purchase of Marine Insurance. Petroleum Authority of Uganda says a lot of imported equipment has been locally insured but some, depending on origin and risk involved, cannot be insured locally.
“The rigs used in exploration are small and are meant to extract small volumes of crude for testing purposes, they can easily be dismantled and moved from well to well,” says Gloria Sebikari, Manager of Corporate Affairs at the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.
The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa says that the Final Investment Decision for the refinery will be made by June this year so that the project is ready by the 2025 oil production deadline.
US politician Al Gore attacked the World Bank and other lenders for failure to reform their financing system which has meant that because climate programs are funded more by governments, Africa borrows more expensively that the developed world.
Electricity Regulatory Authority Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Ziria Tibalwa Waako reveals that the changes are expected to take effect next year once the operationalization guidelines are completed.
The International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, in Washington, D.C has provided a forum for ministers, policymakers, and experts to engage on how nuclear energy can contribute to sustainable development and mitigating climate change.
IAEA Wartick called on financial institutions to rethink their bans on funding oil and particularly gas projects in Africa, fearing that it will this will fail the continent’s move towards renewable energy.
The students and the university leaders gave their views at a dialogue with the oil and gas companies and the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, called by the Makerere University Petroleum and Geological Society to understand the basis of the ongoing debate.