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Guest Post: Early Oil Pilot Scheme Is a chance To Get It Right

By Dennis Morton In about nine months from now Kenya will be an oil producer. Tullow Oil and its partners Africa Oil and Maersk believe that they can produce and … Read More

ABA 2015 Africa Forum Opens in Nairobi

The 2015 Africa Forum has opened in Nairobi with focus on legal policy and frameworks surrounding the energy and extractive industries in Africa with a focus on East Africa. According … Read More

Extractive Industry Consultative Forum Kicks off in Nairobi

A two day consultative forum that has attracted leading experts from government, academia, civil society and the industry at large has kicked off at the Hekima Institute if Peace Studies … Read More

Africa’s extractive industries have more to offer investors – KPMG

Improvements in political and macroeconomic stability, policy certainty and legal systems in many African countries, as well as Africa’s growing middle class and rise in consumption, continue to raise the … Read More

When booms turns to dust: Local Content Policy

By Berryl Claire Asiago The impetus at which the extractive industries grow is significant and many countries are now in the process of developing their oil and gas industries, over … Read More

Change in Kenya tax laws good for extractive sector

Kenya’s move to replace withholding tax with income tax on assignment of rights targeting the extractive industry has received praise from tax experts who say this move will encourage farm-outs … Read More

Tullow Oil pioneers in publishing extractive industry transparency report

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] In 2012, Tullow generated sales revenue of $2.3 billion. Governments received $573 million in taxes, royalties and other payments and over three million barrels of oil in relation … Read More

East African lawyers attend training in negotiation and transaction agreements in Oil & Gas sector

Experts have warned that the lack of skills when negotiating transactions and drafting agreements with international oil companies in relation to the extractive industry could cost east African countries leaving … Read More

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