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Essential Readings on Oil and Gas

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Essential Reading: Africa Progress Report 2013


Africa’s economies have been riding the crest of a global commodity wave that could transform the continent’s prospects. The 2013 Africa Progress Report explains how this unprecedented chance could lift millions out of poverty and improve the prospects of generations to come. The report from the Africa Progress Panel sets out an agenda for maximising … Continue reading

Essential Reading: Managing Natural Resources in Africa


From the Africa Governance Institute – The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in collaboration with the The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) produced country profiles for 25 African countries on natural resources entitled “Markets, Managing Natural Resources”. The reports outline the current state and management of natural resources in individual African countries with detailed analysis on … Continue reading

Global Witness Briefing: Benefits of Revenue Transparency for Uganda


This paper summarizes the implications for Uganda of the new international transparency requirements for the extractive industries agreed in the US and EU, and by the EITI, and provides policy recommendations for Government. “All countries must adopt and enforce the project-by-project disclosure standards embodied in the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and comparable EU legislation.” – Kofi … Continue reading

Oil and Wildlife in Uganda


A presentation by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to radio journalists at a workshop on Reporting Oil and Gas held at the African Centre for Media Excellence. Related articles Uwa Launches Anti Poaching Unit on River Nile (ugandasafaris.typepad.com) Avoiding the Oil Curse: A Spotlight on Oil in Uganda (acmeonlineresourcecentre.wordpress.com)

PEPD Update on Developments in the Oil and Gas Sector


This presentation was made during a workshop for radio journalists hosted by the African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala.

Assessing Oil Revenue Management in the 2012 Public Finance Bill


This presentation by Shem Byakagaba, Managing Director of Lantern Consult International, was made at an ACME-hosted workshop for radio journalists from the Albertine Graben.

Key Insights into Uganda’s New Oil Laws


An analysis of Uganda’s new oil upstream and midstream laws. This presentation was made by the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department to senior journalists and news editors in April 2013.

Progress of the Oil Refinery Development in Uganda


This presentation was made by the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department to Uganda’s senior journalists and news editors on April 16, 2013.

Heritage Oil v. Tullow Oil and Uganda Revenue Authority – Court Documents


These are the proceedings of the Tullow Oil v. Heritage Oil and Gas case following a dispute that arose out of the sale and purchase of Heritage’s interest in Uganda petroleum exploration blocks 1 and 3A. On July 6, 2010, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) served tax assessments to Heritage Oil which required it to … Continue reading

Oil, Money, and Secrecy in East Africa


Officials in East Africa are gushing with anticipation over potential oil revenue: A new production agreement has been reached in South Sudan; fresh discoveries have been made and drilling deals signed in Kenya and Uganda. But if the potential for economic growth is great, so is the capacity for corruption and environmental degradation if journalists … Continue reading