Review ESIA oil/gas Albertine Graben, Uganda

12 July 2018

Hoima, Uganda 2-5 July 2018. Since the discovery of oil and gas resources in the Albertine Graben in the early 2000’s, the Tilenga project will be one of the first initiatives to produce, process and transport oil in the northern part of the Albert Lake. NEMA asked the NCEA to assist in reviewing the ESIA for the Tilenga project. This initiative is planned in the Murchison Falls National Park, a protected area known for its outstanding biodiversity and ecosystem values. During a 4-day site visit, both Ugandan and Dutch members of the review team discussed the potential impacts and the measures needed to prevent harm to people and nature.