Oil fields found across East Africa in recent years hold vast economic potential. Building a joint pipeline to bring the oil to market could generate millions in revenue for member nations. 

What are the long-term impacts of building a pipeline in the region? How can the neighboring nations agree on a joint plan? Which of the proposed plans is most financially efficient? Which proposal would bring the most public benefit as well as political stability?

The Daily Nation reports that Kenya’s plans for a pipeline between Nairobi and Mombosa are moving forward. Reuters notes that the feasibility of further plans is still under debate. The Economist wrote about the overarching political and economic obstacles to the project in “Pipeline Poker.”