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Ministerial Session of the 14th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Energy called off in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th June 2019: The Ministerial Session of the 14th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Energy was today called off due to lack of quorum at the EAC Headquarters.

The Rules of Procedure for the Council of Ministers provide that quorum of the meeting of the Council is all Partner States’ representation. The representation at the Ministerial Session of the Council requires a Minister or Ministers designated by that Partner State.

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14th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Energy underway in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania 3rd June, 2019: A five-day East African Community Sectoral Council on Energy meeting is currently underway at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The 14th Sectoral Council meeting started today with the Session of Senior Officials which runs from 3rd to 5thJune, 2019 followed by the Coordination Committee (Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries) on 6thJune, 2019, and the Ministerial Session on 7thJune, 2019.

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9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 opens in Mombasa

Kenya to make its first shipment of crude oil in June 2019

 Recent Discoveries Show Very Impressive Results in the region, asserts EAC Official

 East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 8th May 2019: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining, Hon. John Munyes on Wednesday 8th May 2019 graced the official opening of the 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019, themed East African Region - the destination of choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to enhance Socioeconomic Transformation.

The Cabinet Secretary disclosed that Kenya was on course with the discovery of oil and the country is expected to ship its first 200,000 barrels of crude oil in June 2019 after hitting the 200,000-barrel mark set by the government for it to be able to ship out the product. The Cabinet Secretary also disclosed that Tullow Oil had so far transported 87,000 barrels of crude oil to the refineries storage tanks in Mombasa. 

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Mombasa readies for 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE'19)

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 06th May, 2019: The 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE’19) is set to be held in Mombasa, Kenya at the PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa from 8th to 10th May 2019.

The 9th edition of the biennial oil and gas regional event, themed East African Region - the destination of choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to enhance Socioeconomic Transformation, will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally. Technical papers, posters and exhibitions aligned to the conference theme are lined up to produce stimulating interactions among conference delegates.

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THEME:  "East African Region: The Destination of Choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to Enhance Socioeconomic Transformation"

 DATES: 08 - 10 May 2019


The East African Community (EAC) comprises of six Partner States namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda with a combined population of over 168 million. The broad goal of EAC is economic, social and political integration so as to create wealth in the region and enhance competitiveness through increased production, trade and investment. Thus, the EAC seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of East Africa through its mission of widening and deepening integration and a vision of a prosperous, competitive and politically united East Africa.

Given the importance of energy in realizing this vision, the EAC Partner States have agreed to cooperate in joint exploration and development of energy resources found within the Community and to promote investment within the sector. The EAC Partner States seek to promote exploitation of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the most optimal way for the mutual benefit of East Africans.

The East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition offers a wide range of technical presentations reflecting developments in the oil and gas industry in East Africa and around the world. The Conference provides a forum for discussing the legal and policy framework and the overall business environment prevailing in the region. It gives stakeholders in the oil and gas sector an opportunity to interact with EAC senior government officials and decision makers.


Abstracts are invited on the range of topics outlined below. Presenters should submit an abstract of not more than 500 words in length using Times New Roman font type of size 12, with 1.5-line spacing.

EAPCE'19 Conference Topics:

A: Exploration and Development

  1. Licensing regimes
  2. East African Rift Basins
  3. iii. East African Coastal Basins
  4. Offshore Exploration Opportunities
  5. Exploration in inland Basins
  6. Petroleum Data Management

B: Commercialization and Infrastructure Development

  1. Meeting the Regional petroleum needs
  2. Crude Oil and Refines Petroleum Products Pipelines
  3. iii. Exploring on Exportation and Refining Options for Crude Oil
  4. Natural Gas and LPG Infrastructure development
  5. Oil and Gas to Power Projects

C: Economic and Financial Aspects of Petroleum Projects

  1. Field Development and Reservoir Management
  2. Financing of Oil and Gas Projects
  3. iii. Oil and Gas Markets and Impact of global prices
  4. Petroleum Fiscal Regimes

D: Cross Cutting Issues

  1. Managing Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) and Social Impacts on Oil and Gas Operations
  2. Local Content - Capacity Building, Goods and Services in the Oil and Gas Industry
  3. iii. Policy, legal and Regulatory Framework
  4. Technological Advancement
  5. Petroleum Revenue Management and Governance
  6. Supporting Infrastructure for Oil and Gas Development
  7. vii. Managing Stakeholder Expectations


All submitted abstracts must focus on the conference theme and topics.

The author’s biography and a passport size photograph must accompany each Abstract.

Biographies shall be limited to 150 words and shall be written using complete sentences in the 3rd person and should contain information on position, career history, education and professional achievements.

Multiple abstract submission is PERMITED

Abstracts submission will be done online through the EAPCE'19 website, www.eapce19.eac.int.

The submission platform will close at midnight 31st December, 2018 GMT+3.

Important Conference Dates:




Open Submissions of Abstracts


1 October 2018

Open Registration


30 October 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline


31 December 2018

Notification of Acceptance


28 February 2019

Exhibition Booth Hire Deadline


30 April 2019

Conference Start


8 May 2019

Conference End March


10 May 2019

For more information on EAPCE’19, visit the conference website: www.eapce19.eac.int


For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org

East African Community
EAC Close
Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org