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Evaluating Pipeline Transport

Evaluating Pipeline Transport

Key Disadvantages 

  • The specialty is strong, the transportation goods are too specialized, and the transportation items are limited to gases, liquids and fluids.
  • Forever one-way transportation, poor maneuverability.
  • Fixed investment is large.
  • Contamination in cases of leakages to the pipe

Learning Activities

The law governing pipeline transport, transit or infrastructures is a complex combination of national, regional and international norms and principles. There are numerous international agreements between States, as well as between host countries and private companies, concluded to facilitate individual cross-border pipeline projects. The terms and conditions of these arrangements vary greatly. As a rule, each pipeline project has its own unique legal regime, based on certain principles and rules of general international law, applicable regional instruments, and norms of bilateral pipeline agreements.


  1. Based on the above statement, discuss the parties involved in the East African crude pipeline project between Uganda and Tanzania.
  2. List and explain the key terms in the below
    1. Host Government Agreement.
    2. Tariff and Transport Agreement.
    3. The Shareholders Agreement.
  3. Explain the types of cargo moved by pipeline transport.
  4. List and explain the economic benefits of the pipeline to the people of East Africa.


  1. Explain the key expects covered by cross boarder oil agreements 
  2. List and explain at least five (5) critical documents in pipeline transport
  3. Explain the types of cargo moved by pipeline transport