French energy giant Total on Monday detailed steps it would take to mitigate the environmental and human impact from its Tilenga project in Uganda and a multibillion-dollar pipeline carrying oil from the country to Tanzania.
Total and its partner China National Offshore Oil Corporation plan to exploit oil reserves in Lake Albert in Uganda and construct a $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) to neighbouring Tanzania for export. Environmental groups argue that the pipeline will threaten local communities, water supplies and biodiversity in both countries.
Total said on Monday it would voluntarily limit the Tilenga project’s footprint within Uganda’s Murchison Falls park.
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