Unleashing the potential of open EITI data.

Source: eiti.org/blog/ Author: Christoffer Claussen On 31 December 2017, an important provision of the 2016 EITI Standard comes into force. It requires implementing countries to make their EITI data available in open data formats. This is quite easily a

How my discovery of crude oil in Turkana County was stolen.

Source: standardmedia.co.ke At the tail end of a rather colourless state function, Kenya’s third president announced that the country had struck gold – a rich vein of black gold that would play a big role in transforming the country’s fortunes. The

Three years in, is South Sudan’s oil driving its crisis?.

Original story globalwitness.org On the third anniversary of its independence, South Sudan looks like it is sliding into a dangerous cycle of oil-backed debt. The new budget, announced last week, signaled that another 3 billion SSP ($1 billion) would hav

Global oil exploration nears $1 trillion – where are the finds?.

Original story by Reuters Two years ago Total’s chief Christophe de Margerie launched a “high risk, high reward” oil exploration strategy, betting he could hit a bonanza, even though his rivals had failed to make big discoveries. But Tot

Uganda to train 600 students on oil and gas.

The Ugandan government will award 600 scholarships to students from the resource rich Albertine region to train students in oil and gas courses following $28 million loan from the World Bank. According to the New Vision the students will come from some ni