What Uganda can learn from other oil and gas producers

The gas plant in Mtwara, Tanzania. The country with at least 57 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves, plans to commission a plant by 2025 to process as much as 11.1 trillion cubic feet. PHOTO BY JONATHAN ADENGO

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Although Uganda is edging closer to oil production, Tanzania has moved faster than Uganda to develop her gas resource. Jonathan Adengo engages some experts from other countries on how they managed to overcome their challenges to get started and how they strike contracts that benefit their local people.

Ten years ago, Uganda discovered commercial volumes of oil in the Albertine and Nile basin. At that time the exploration phase which took 8 years attracted an expenditure of $3 billion (Shs11 trillion) causing a lot of excitement across the divide with multinationals and big oil companies showing interest and setting shop in the country.
Whereas Uganda is yet to enjoy the benefits of the resource, partners in the region have quietly moved fast and developed their resource.

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