The leaders of Uganda and Tanzania agreed at a private meeting on Tuesday to build a crude pipeline across their countries, connecting landlocked oilfields to the Indian Ocean, the Tanzanian presidency said. The proposed link will run 1,120 kilometers (700 miles) and its construction will create 15,000 jobs, according to the statement from the Dar es Salaam-based office of President John Magufuli. The Ugandan government in October said it was taking a closer look at sending its crude through Tanzania as a lower cost option to a previous plan to run a pipeline through Kenya. Decisions surrounding the design and financing of the crude pipeline and a refinery have repeatedly pushed back the target date for producing Uganda’s first oil, after deposits were initially discovered a decade ago. Uganda’s Energy Permanent Secretary Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa has said that the government would decide a path for the pipeline by the end […]