[PDF] Press Release: CSCO response to the statements made by the Minister of Energy Hon. Irene Muloni and the Attorney General Hon. Peter Nyombi concerning Uganda’s Production Sharing Agreements and the related legal proceedings [Uganda]

Author: Civil Society Coalition for Oil and Gas in Uganda, Published on: 27 September 2011

At a press conference that was convened last Thursday, September 22, Hon. Muloni stated that there was no need to unveil the Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs) to MPs and added that there was no need to have these agreements discussed within the public domain...In light of these statements, [Civil Society Coalition for Oil and Gas in Uganda] would like to respond in the following way:...The fact that Members of Parliament are currently demanding to know the details of the deals already undertaken within the oil sector is based on the fact that they lack the most basic of information about the PSAs. It is patently false for both the Attorney General and the Minister of Energy to state otherwise. As CSCO, we see any further secrecy in the sector as a precursor to the beginnings of the “oil curse.” We call on the government to open up the sector to the public, through its representatives in Parliament, and to civil society for the purposes of collaboration and oversight. [Refers to CNOOC, Total, Tullow oil, Heritage Oil, Saracen]

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Related companies: CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) Heritage Oil Saracen Uganda Total Tullow Oil