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The logistics challenges awaiting the oil supply chain

By Daniel Otto

Experts say logistics in the oil and gas industry is one of the most complex exercises yet, compared to other business, and for a country like Uganda that is just entering the oil industry, the challenges are expected to be even tougher. 

Uganda now signs agreement to develop oil refinery

By Jacob Okwii.

In what can be seen as a major turn towards oil production, the government of Uganda has signed an agreement with a consortium that will fund and develop the country’s oil refinery. This is one of the two major upstream oil activities the country has been pursuing in its long drawn oil exploration history. The other is the construction of the pipeline to take crude to the coast for export.  

Crude Oil rises to US$70 per barrel, as Uganda inches closer to getting her oil out of the ground

By Jacob Okwii.

The price of Brent crude this week went up to US$68 a barrel. Analysts believe the price is likely to continue on the bullish side owing to robust global demand growth, low US production and OPEC-Russia production cuts to the global supply.

Last week, Reuters quoted Goldman Sachs as saying, “This rally (of crude) has been driven first by robust fundamentals, with strong demand growth and high OPEC compliance accelerating. We see increasing upside risks to our $62 per barrel Brent and $57.5 per barrel WTI forecast for the coming months.”

East Africa energy & infrastructure summit set for Kampala

A summit intended to discuss how to unlock investment in the energy and infrastructure sectors, and to whet investor appetite on the sectors in East Africa, will take place in Kampala between 6 -8 February 2018.

The East Africa Energy and Infrastructure summit, organised by the UK based Energynet, will bring together representatives of government from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. The summit will attract leaders of utility and regulatory companies, international financiers, donor organisations, power developers from within and without the region,

Technology Review: Total Excellium technology

To many a motorist, petrol and diesel- commonly called “fuel” is just a liquid that runs engines, to power vehicles.  But in fact, fuel is a technology, a product of extensive research, innovation and technology development. Different fuels are specifically designed to achieve specific motoring purposes and experiences. As technology generally advances, fuel technology is moving with the times. Increasingly oil companies are investing heavily to ensure that they out fuel technologies that meet the increasingly discerning motorists’ needs.

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