The National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda (NOGP) which was formulated through an extensive consultative process and approved in 2008 is the key framework guiding the development of the oil and gas sector in the country.  NOGP together with its popular version which has been translated into eleven languages can be accessed at www.petroleum.go.ug and www.energyandminerals.go.ug.  

The Policy was developed to comprehensively address issues of exploration, development, production, utilization and commercialisation of the country’s petroleum resources following the confirmation of commercial petroleum reserves in the country in 2006.  The discovery of petroleum in the country created excellent opportunities for the accelerated development of the economy but also brought along key issues such as anxiety and high expectations by the population, the need to ensure national participation in the development of the sector, the need to develop the sector with due regard to the country’s environment and biodiversity, concerns on management of oil revenues, the need to put in place appropriate regulatory and institutional frameworks for the sector and decommissioning of installations, among others. 

The goal of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda is to “Use the Country’s Oil and Gas Resources to Contribute to Early Achievement of Poverty Eradication and Create Lasting Value to Society”.  The policy has ten objectives for developing and utilizing the country’s oil and gas resources and describes the strategies and key actions which need to be taken to maximize the opportunities and address the challenges in the sector.

Following the approval of NOGP in 2008, Government has continued to implement the Policy in line with its (10) policy objectives.  A summary of the achievements made in implementing each of the ten objectives is given here.

Directorate of Petroleum

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Progress of Implementation of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda, December 2015

  • Uganda's Exhibition Booth and 7th EAPCE in Kigali
    Uganda's Exhibition Booth and 7th EAPCE in Kigali

    Progress of Implementation of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda, December 2015

    The National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda (NOGP) which was formulated through an extensive consultative process and approved in 2008 is the key framework guiding the development of the oil and gas sector in the country.  NOGP together with its popular version which has been translated into eleven languages can be accessed at www.petroleum.go.ug and www.energyandminerals.go.ug.  

    The Policy was developed to comprehensively address issues of exploration, development, production, utilization and commercialisation of the country’s petroleum resources following the confirmation of commercial petroleum reserves in the country in 2006.  The discovery of petroleum in the country created excellent opportunities for the accelerated development of the economy but also brought along key issues such as anxiety and high expectations by the population, the need to ensure national participation in the development of the sector, the need to develop the sector with due regard to the country’s environment and biodiversity, concerns on management of oil revenues, the need to put in place appropriate regulatory and institutional frameworks for the sector and decommissioning of installations, among others. 

    The goal of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda is to “Use the Country’s Oil and Gas Resources to Contribute to Early Achievement of Poverty Eradication and Create Lasting Value to Society”.  The policy has ten objectives for developing and utilizing the country’s oil and gas resources and describes the strategies and key actions which need to be taken to maximize the opportunities and address the challenges in the sector.

    Following the approval of NOGP in 2008, Government has continued to implement the Policy in line with its (10) policy objectives.  A summary of the achievements made in implementing each of the ten objectives is given here.