An Oil Pipeline Through the Serengeti?

From our Friends at Serengeti Watch

Last year, Tanzania signed a letter of agreement with Uganda to build an oil pipeline from Uganda to a port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast. One look at the map shows that the most direct route would be through the Serengeti.¬†Going around the park would probably increase the cost.

More recently the French oil company, Total, restated its desire that the pipeline should go through Tanzania.
With the current oil market, it does not seem likely that this is imminent, and there are alternative routes that may be better. But we’re watching and will keep you updated if we need to sound the alarm.

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