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Tanzania Agrees With Uganda to Run Oil Pipeline to Its Coast

  • Tanzanian route is possible alternative to one via Kenya
  • Kenyan government hasn't been informed of Tanzania agreement
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Tanzania and Uganda’s leaders agreed to build a crude pipeline linking their countries, connecting landlocked oilfields to the Indian Ocean, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said.

The proposed link will cover 1,120 kilometers (700 miles) and its construction will create 15,000 jobs, Magufuli said in a statement e-mailed by his office in Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital. The heated pipeline will cost about $4 billion and the two countries’ government plan to “move very fast” to implement the project, said James Mataragio, managing director of the state-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp.