12/10/2015 - News

Uganda, Tanzania, Total E&P Uganda and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation sign Memorandum of understanding on crude oil export pipeline framework

UGANDA AND TANZANIA SIGN CRUDE OIL EXPORT PIPELINE FRAMEWORK

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement to explore the option of building a crude oil pipeline through Tanzania. This development comes after the Government of the Republic of Uganda, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, Total E&P Uganda and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp (TPDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to identify and assess the least cost crude oil export pipeline route to the East African Coast.

The agreement creates a working framework for the potential development of a crude export pipeline project option from Hoima to Tanga Port of Tanzania. The objective is to select a route that will result in the lowest unit transportation cost and constitute the most viable option for the pipeline project. "As a country, we are evaluating the routes with the idea that we have the least-cost route," said Mr. Kabagambe Kaliisa, the Permanent Secretary to ministry of Energy of Uganda. "We would like to ensure that our crude oil has value."

For more information: Ministry of Energy Uganda website