extractive industries

This past year, Uganda has made great strides towards promoting transparency in the extractive industries. Indeed, Uganda has joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for transparency in oil, gas, and mining. However, the EITI global body is failing to...
One of the salt mines in Uganda
In August 2020, Uganda formally joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This requires Government and IOCs/Mining companies to disclose all agreements and contracts. Under the EITI framework, companies publish information on their payments to Government and the latter...
Ahead of the next meeting of European Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) on the 6th of October, Oxfam is publishing a report which reveals how the Double Tax Agreement between Uganda and the Netherland is denying Uganda a fair share of future oil revenues to the benefit of French oil major TOTAL and China...
Oxfam Uganda, Oxfam Novib and Oxfam France investigated on the mega project led by the French energy giant TOTAL which will allow for the exploitation of 1.4 billion recoverable barrels of oil located on the shores of Lake Albert. This exclusive case study reveals the magnitude of Dutch investments...
Oxfam commissioned a gender analysis of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) of the 1,443 km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will transfer crude oil from Kabaale Hoima in Uganda (the Lake Albert basin) to a Marine Storage Facility and Load Out Facility located on the...
The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Uganda portion of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) was issued in December 2018. The purpose described for the EACOP project in the ESIA is to transport crude oil from the Lake Albert development area in Uganda to the Tanzanian...
Oxfam's Extractive industries program Context Oil exploration companies have identified at least 20 economically significant oil fields in western Uganda estimated to hold between 1.5 and 2.5 billion barrels of oil. If fully developed, this could place Uganda among the foremost African oil...
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