Total’s East African oil pipeline to go ahead despite stiff opposition

The $3.5 billion heated oil pipeline will connect oil fields in the Lake Albert basin in western Uganda to the port of Tanga on the Tanzanian coast.

Developed by French oil major Total and Chinese state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation, the project has faced staunch opposition from environmentalists who point out that it cuts through some of East Africa’s most biodiversity-rich areas.

Last updated on 20 April 2021

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Energy production and mining
Infrastructure and service corridors
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Loxodonta cyclotis
Pan troglodytes
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals