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By Cynthia Kasiima

KAMPALA, UGANDA, 1st AUGUST 2019 – The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has released the environment social impact assessment (ESIA) report for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project.

Feasibility studies on the development of a Crude Oil Pipeline from the Albertine Graben to the East African Coast were undertaken to ascertain the best option to transport Uganda’s crude oil to the coast.

The Hoima (Uganda) – Tanga (Tanzania) route was selected having found to be more secure and cheaper.

The Non-Technical Report can be downloaded here: https://eacop.com/publication/eacop-uganda-esia-non-technical-summary

The development of this pipeline is being led by licensed upstream oil companies in Uganda, with participating interests by the Governments of Uganda and Tanzania.

The pipeline will have a loading pad in Kabaale, six pumping stations and 27 heating stations along the route together with a facility to load crude oil on to tankers at Chongoleani

The ESIA report has been submitted to NEMA for review and the public is called upon to provide comments in regard to the document by 30th August 2019 to:

The Executive Director

National Environment Management Authority

NEMA House Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road

P.O.Box 22255 Kampala Uganda