Italy's SACE joins major banks to reject finance for Total's EACOP

(Banktrack, Nijmegen, 20 May 2022) The coalition to #StopEACOP celebrates this week’s news that five banks including Deutsche Bank, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley have confirmed they will not join the project loan to finance the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). They are joined by the insurer Beazley Group and the Italian export credit agency SACE. This takes the number of banks that want nothing to do with the EACOP project loan to 20 and the number of insurers to eight. The list of banks rejecting the project includes seven of Total’s ten largest lenders. However Eacop's executives from the Ugandan government and oil companies remained confident that the financing package for the project will be tied up in two months.