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East Africa Community lawyers and dons to get training on extractive sector law formulation

The East African Development Bank will from next week train senior policy makers in the East African Community in the extractive sector  with the aim of improving the negotiation and … Read More

Tanzania to Review Gas-Drilling Deals

All contracts held by oil and gas exploration companies in Tanzania will be reviewed at the end of the year as the country revamps laws regulating the sector that has … Read More

East Africa lacks extractive industry taxation capacity

Article courtesy of OxfamAmerica Dr. Prosper Ngowi Dr. Prosper Ngowi, an economics professor from Tanzania, said that Tanzania has lost a lot of revenue from the gold sector because of … Read More

Infrastructure projects Uganda must undertake for quick oil production

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Amid accusations from British explorer firm Tullow Oil that Uganda was dragging its feet in relation to becoming an oil producer the government is said to be pulling … Read More

CEPSA and Milio international receive exploration licenses in Kenya

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] The ministry of energy and petroleum has licensed Compania Espanola de Petroleos (CEPSA) and Milio international of Dubai to explore for crude oil and gas in north western … Read More

‘Humanitarian Crisis’ for Ogaden Living Near Ethiopia’s Oil Fields

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Inter Press Service News Agency New allegations of scorched earth evictions of the Ogaden people have raised concerns that a lack of benefit sharing could escalate … Read More

Apache departs from PSC with Pancontinental in Kenya’s Block L8

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Apache has opted out from the production sharing agreement (PSC) with Pancontinental Oil and Gas of Kenya’s offshore Block L8 saying it will not participate in any further … Read More

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 … Read More

International companies operating in Kenya and the oil blocks awarded

Source:Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Operator/Contractor Block No. Basin Name Afren/Lion 1 Mandera Afren/EAX L17/L18 Lamu Offshore Simba Petroleum 2A Mandera Lion Petroleum 2B Mandera Vanoil Resources 3A/3B Anza Africa … Read More

Progress claimed in bid to stop Congo oil drilling in Virunga National Park by SOCO International

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] GENEVA (AP) — An environmental organization said Friday it is making progress in its bid to block a proposal to dig for oil in a national park in Africa … Read More