Who We Are


Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited is a limited liability company solely owned by the Government of Uganda (GOU). It was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development, and Production) Act and Section 7 of the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, both of 2013. It was incorporated under the Companies Act of 2012 as a limited liability company on June 12th, 2015.

Our Shareholders

We are wholly owned by GOU with two shareholders-the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development (51%) and the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (49%). .

What We Do
  • Manage the Government’s commercial interests in the petroleum sector and are mandated to ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.
  • Investigate and propose new upstream, midstream, and downstream ventures initially locally and eventually internationally. Develop in depth expertise in the oil and gas sector.
  • Participate in joint ventures in which it holds an interest on behalf of the State

Our Core Values


Safety First

We conduct our business safely, thereby protecting the well-being of our employees, stakeholders, and assets.

Concern for the Environment

We are cognizant of the potential impacts of projects to the environment. Hence, we undertake environmental social impact assessments before implementation.

Continuous Improvement

We strive to continuously improve whilst pursuing our mandate


We value teamwork: collectively setting common goals that we are mutually accountable for.


We are keen on improving our processes and procedures to ensure efficiency.


People namely staff and stakeholders, are central to our activities, and as such, we cherish them.

Our Subsidiaries.

UNOC has two subsidiaries namely the Uganda Refinery Holding Company Ltd (URHC) and National Pipeline Company (U) Ltd (NPC).

The Uganda Refinery Holding Company Ltd (URHC), on GOU’s behalf, holds a participating interest of up to 40% in a refinery to be constructed in Kabaale, Hoima. It manages the development of Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP) comprising the refinery, Hoima International Airport, crude oil export hub and petrochemical industries.
The National Pipeline Company (NPC) holds a participating interest of 15% in the 1443-kilometer East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) on behalf of GOU. It manages the development and operations of storage terminals and pipelines as well as developing downstream supply and trading business.