Burundi will host the 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (EAPCE’17) scheduled for March next year, according to the East African Community secretariat in a posting on its website.

The theme of the conference is East Africa: An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization”. The EAC says the conference will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the petroleum industry regionally and internationally.

Technical papers, paper posters, e-posters and exhibitions aligned to the conference theme are lined up to produce stimulating inter-actions among conference delegates. Field excursions to selected sites of geological and touristic importance in the region are being planned to give the delegates an unforgettable experience,” says the EAC, whose six partner states are Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda.

Given the importance of energy in realizing this vision, the EAC partner states have agreed to co-operate in joint exploration and development of energy resources within the Community and to promote investment within the sector, according to EAC.

The EAC countries are seeking to promote exploitation of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the most optimal way for the mutual benefit of the people of these countries.

The EAC has been holding the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition biennially since 2003 to promote exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

The main objective of the Conference and Exhibition is to promote investment in the oil and gas sector by demonstrating to the world the potential that lies within the region and sharing information on the status of development of the sector in each partner state.


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