• 4 minutes Is The Three Gorges Dam on the Brink of Collapse?
  • 8 minutes The Coal Industry May Never Recover From The Pandemic
  • 11 minutes China Raids Bank and Investor Accounts
  • 2 hours Is OilPrice a cover for Green Propganda
  • 7 hours Putin Paid Militants to Kill US Troops
  • 5 hours In a Nutshell...
  • 7 hours During March, April, May the states with the highest infections/deaths were NY, NJ, Ma. . . . . Today (June) the three have the best numbers. How ? Herd immunity ?
  • 14 mins Putin Forever: Russians Given Money As Vote That Could Extend Putin's Rule Draws To A Close
  • 55 mins Victor Davis Hansen on Biden's mental acuity " . . unfit to serve". 1 out of 5 Democrats admit it. How many Dem's believe it but will not admit it?
  • 1 day Biden admits he has been tested for Cognitive Decline several times. Didn't show any proof of test results.
  • 2 hours Tesla Model 3 police cars pay for themselves faster than expected, says police chief
  • 1 day Apology Accepted!
  • 7 hours The Political Genius of Donald Trump
  • 1 day Why Oil could hit $100
  • 2 days Biden came out of his basement today (Thursday) and said , "we have 120 Million deaths from Covid 19.
  • 2 days U.S. natural gas at major disadvantage in Europe and China.
  • 1 day Per most popular Indian websites it was Indian troops not Chinese troops breach of LAC that caused the clashes. If you know any Indian media that claim to the contrary please provide the link

Clashes Along Oil-Rich Kenyan-Uganda Border

Bottom Line: Tribal clashes along the Kenya-Uganda border, in Kenya’s oil-rich Turkana region bode ill for pipeline plans as Kenya moves to get its new crude to market and to connect up with landlocked Uganda and South Sudan to become the region’s energy hub.

Analysis: In mid-October, clashes erupted in earnest between rival tribes along Uganda's northeastern border with Kenya, too close for comfort to Kenya’s Turkana oil plays. At least 12 people have been killed in the clashes and dozens of others injured.

Since Kenya struck oil in 2012, courtesy of British Tullow Oil, pastoral groups have sporadically clashed, but not on this scale, and tensions continue to rise. Adding to the rising tensions are plans to build a pipeline across the region to link oil fields in landlocked Uganda and South Sudan to Kenya’s port at Lamu on the Indian Ocean. In the latest incident, some 200 nomadic cattle herders crossed the border into Kenya, sparking a shoot-out with the rival Pokots tribe in Kenya’s Turkana region and then fleeing with hundreds of stolen cattle back across the border into Uganda, with the Ugandan military in pursuit.

Recommendation: These rival tribes have a long history of competing for herds and grazing rights in the border region, and this has been exacerbated by Kenya’s oil development plans. This is a rising security concern for companies exploiting crude in the region, though for now the clashes are contained…




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News