Future of East Africa is in agriculture not oil, says expert.

Story by The New Times  The discovery of commercially viable oil and gas deposits in East Africa has caused a lot of excitement among ordinary citizens, as well as political and business leaders. This has led some sections of the population and leaders a

Uganda’s Petroleum Institute in verge of Collapse.

Story by The Observer For an institution that was envisaged to produce skilled manpower for Uganda’s oil sector, the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) looks like one big anticlimax. And no one epitomises this more than Dan Tumukunde. “

East Africa: the newest LNG frontier.

Story by LNG With extraordinary discoveries of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin, East Africa is emerging as a new LNG frontier. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that Africa holds nearly 74 trillion m3 of technically recoverable natural gas

Nestlé expects ‘major growth’ in Kenya when oil starts flowing.

Story by HowWeMadeitinAfrica Swiss food and beverage multinational Nestlé is expecting “major growth” in the Kenyan market in five years when recent discoveries of oil begin to flow. Nestlé Kenya Managing Director Svetlana Obruchkova says the purcha

New process converts algae to crude oil in less than an hour.

It typically takes about 65 million years to convert plant material into crude oil – but now a new process has dramatically reduced the amount of time necessary and can get the job done in about an hour. This is accomplished at the Pacific Northwes

Taipan Resources: Hunting Elephants in Kenya.

Story by MarketWatch The East African Rift Basin system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored. It was only in 2012 that Tullow and Africa Oil struck first oil in Kenya. It transformed Africa Oil into a multi-billion dollar company as

Kenya Plans To Invest In Uganda Oil Refinery.

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Red Pepper Though most Ugandans are uncertain on how their government plans to handle the oil business. The Kenyan government has revealed its yearning to invest money in the proposed Uganda

Tanzania LNG plant site may be announced next week -minister.

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Reuters Oil and gas firms working on a project to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Tanzania have picked a location, and the government has asked them to make their plans

Tullow Oil May Sell Part of Stake in Ugandan Oil Field.

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story Wall Street Journal Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Tullow Oil PLC is considering selling part of its stake in a Ugandan oil field it is developing with France’s Total SA and China