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Uganda oil inches forward

Uganda hopes to see its first crude oil exports by 2022

The partners in Uganda's oil export project insist they are still on track to make a final investment decision (FID) by mid-2019, as obstacles on the path towards first production are slowly cleared. Total, China's Cnooc and UK independent Tullow are developing discoveries in the Lake Albert region of landlocked Uganda, which is estimated to have total resources of some 6.5bn bl of crude oil in place. Production will be transported from a hub at Homa, near Lake Albert, to Tanga on the Tanzanian coast through a 1,445km (898 mile) pipeline, with a capacity of around 216,000bl/d. First exports had originally been pencilled in for 2020, but various delays have led the government to shift the da

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