Archive for the ‘Uganda’ Category

Is Uganda’s Entebbe Airport At Risk of Seizure By China?

Via Quartz Africa, a look at the realities behind China’s debt financing of African infrastructure: Late last year, local and international media reported that Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport was at risk of being taken over by China upon default on a loan for the upgrade and expansion of the airport. The controversial news was even turned into a skit by […]

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Pipe Dreams In Uganda

Via The Economist, a report on a large scale Ugandan oil project: Soon more than 200,000 barrels of oil a day will flow through Fred Lubowa’s garden: past his tin-roofed house, under his banana trees, and beneath the spot which currently houses the family graves. But for now the only sign of the disruption to […]

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Investors Commit $10 billion for Controversial Uganda Oil Project

Via Oil and Gas Daily, a report on a planned large investment in Uganda’s oil sector: Chinese and French oil giants finally sealed a $10-billion deal Tuesday to unlock Uganda’s energy resources and build a vast regional oil pipeline, a mega-project that has incensed environmental groups. The so-called Final Investment Decision should pave the way […]

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Sino-French African Pipeline Deal

Via Oil and Gas Daily, a report on a recently announced Sino-French African pipeline deal: French green groups on Monday denounced a newly inked multi-national accord to build a massive crude oil pipeline in East Africa, warning of huge environmental risks. The Ugandan and Tanzanian governments joined oil companies Total of France and China’s CNOOC […]

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Covid’s Impact On African Countries’ Plans to Fuel Economic Growth with Oil and Gas

Via Quartz, an article on Covid’s impact upon several African countries’ plans to fuel economic growth with oil and gas: When coronavirus forced the world into lockdown, it punched a hole in global oil demand and sent prices crashing to historic lows. The result was an overnight fiscal catastrophe for oil-dependent African economies like Nigeria that were accustomed […]

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Uganda Still Waiting for Oil Riches

Via Oil & Gas Daily, a look at Uganda’s wait for seeing benefits from petroleum finds: It was the promise of oil — billions of barrels of black gold, discovered locked beneath Lake Albert — and the riches to follow that brought electricity to Buliisa. Roads, piped water, and other unthinkable luxuries came next, as […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.