Press statement -Thousands petition Total over EACOP project 11-November-2020

Press statement -Thousands petition Total over EACOP project 11-November-2020

Overview

THOUSANDS PETITION TOTAL AND OTHER EACOP PROJECT DEVELOPERS TO PRIORITISE CLEAN ENERGY OVER THE EACOP, OTHER OIL PROJECTS

Thousands of people including directly affected people and civil society organisations (CSOs) have petitioned Total and other developers of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) over concerns that they have as regards the EACOP and other oil projects.

The EACOP is a planned 1,445km pipeline that will be built from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania. It is estimated that the pipeline will transport 216,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Uganda to global markets. The pipeline is being developed by Total, CNOOC (U) Ltd and the
Ugandan in addition to Tanzanian governments. Total is currently the lead developer on the project.


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