McAlester Energy Resources relocates from Uganda after accusations of complicity in evicting locals in an oil-rich region
Author: Flavia Nalubega, in Oil in Uganda, Published on: 1 February 2015
"Embattled oil waste company leaving Uganda"
The embattled oil waste management company that has been in the news for its involvement in a land deal gone bad in Hoima that left almost 200 families homeless has decided to cease operations in Uganda. According to a senior official of the U.S based McAlester Energy Resources Ltd, the company has relocated to Kenya...
The company has taken a beating from civil society organisations, local leaders, MPs and the oil companies over the manner in which the residents were evicted. Oil companies too distanced themselves from the scandal, maintaining that they would not work with any service provider that violated rights of host communities in oil-producing areas. “We have totally pulled out of the country. The reason is because our name has been tarnished and reverting our reputation will not be that easy,” Durst told Oil in Uganda.
Related companies: McAlester Energy Resources