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Standard Bank Sees Tanzania-Uganda Pipeline as ‘Positive’

  • Both nations mull a gas line along East African Crude Oil pipe
  • Environmentalists oppose EACOP, concerned it may hurt habitats

A proposed natural gas pipeline running from Tanzania to Uganda may have a positive environmental impact in a region where the majority of households still cook using charcoal or wood, according to Patrick Mweheire, Standard Bank Group’s regional chief executive officer for East Africa. 

“One of the biggest issues in Uganda is that you know, 70% of cooking is still done by charcoal and firewood, so they’re cutting trees down,” Mweheire said in an interview Friday.