Presidents Museveni and Kabila meet in Uganda: Have oil permits granted within Virunga Greater Landscape been cancelled?

On the 4th of August¬†Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Joseph Kabila held a one-day summit in Uganda. During the summit the media reports that both presidents agreed on:¬†“matters of security, electricity extension to the DRC, petroleum, oil pipeline, bridge and border survey. The summit agreed that during the oil exploration period… Read More

International NGOs ask oil exploration to stop in Congolese Virunga park

Thirteen European NGOs, including Belgian organizations, asked the Congolese government in an open letter to stop the plans for oil exploration in the Virunga National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Virunga National Park, which was founded in 1925, lies on the border with Rwanda and is the oldest national park… Read More

2010: SOCO receives Presidential Decree for Block 5

28 Jun 2010 SOCO International has been informed by its wholly owned subsidiary SOCO Exploration Production DRC that the Production Sharing Agreement for Block 5 in the Albertine Graben area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has received the Presidential Decree, the final step in the concession award of the block. The Block, operated… Read More