Construction starts on world’s longest heated oil pipeline

Kenyan media has reported that the governments of Uganda and Tanzania have started construction on a US$3.55 billion crude oil pipeline that will transport Ugandan oil to international markets.

Standard Digital reported that leaders from the two countries laid a foundation stone in early-August.

The 1,445 km heated crude oil pipeline – expected to be completed by 2020 – will start in the landlocked region of western Uganda, where the publication said crude oil was discovered in 2006, to Tanga, Tanzania.

Standard Digital quoted that the Tanzanian President John Magufuli said, “We don’t need to delay the completion of the project for almost three years.

“They can do it even night and day to ensure the project is completed as quickly as possible.

“Act with big speed and make sure you finish this project before 2020.”

For more information visit the Standard Digital website.

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