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Governments develops standards for petroleum sector

By Joyce Namutebi

Added 27th September 2016 05:28 PM

The standards will be launched on October 6 in Kampala, according to communication by UNBS to stakeholders.

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The standards will be launched on October 6 in Kampala, according to communication by UNBS to stakeholders.

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development together with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) have developed standards for the Petroleum Sector.

The standards will be launched on October 6  in Kampala, according to communication by UNBS to stakeholders.

“In order to ensure compliance in the production of oil and gas in Uganda and also provide for quality assurance in the importation of petroleum products into the country, there was need to develop a wide range of standards for the petroleum sector.” the communication signed by Deputy Executive director Technical, Patricia Ejalu said.

This, she said, was to “enable Uganda petroleum products to meet the local and international markets requirements and thus assuring market access.”

Standards provide detailed characteristics of processes, products and services which may not be included in the law or regulations.

“Standards play a vital role in streamlining and regulating the petroleum industry,” Ejalu explained.

In January 2008 Cabinet approved the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda to guide the development of the country’s oil and gas sector.  ends

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