Uganda advised to build export pipeline

Total E&P has warned that Uganda’s oil could take longer to get out of the ground if the country does not build an export pipeline.
The Uganda government wants to build a refinery to take advantage of the by-products of the 3.5 billion barrels of oil discovered so far but Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive officer of the oil company, said this will cause delays.
“The project to develop vast oil reserves in Uganda would not get off the ground until government gave the go-ahead for an export pipeline,” he said.
Total, which operates Block 1 A in partnership with Tullow and China’s CNOOC, has on several occasions advised government to construct an export pipeline, alongside the refinery.