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Two more insurers rule out Eacop

The total number of insurers ruling out EACOP now stands at 21

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Green energy activists protest financing fossil fuel projects at COP27 in Sharm el_sheikh, Egypt. Photo: Gilbert Mwijuke
Green energy activists protest financing fossil fuel projects at COP27 in Sharm el_sheikh, Egypt. Photo: Gilbert Mwijuke

Arch Capital Group Ltd responded to ongoing pressure on their insurance business by ruling out insurance for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). A statement issued by the company follows sustained pressure on Lloyd’s of London managing agents to rule out underwriting EACOP, and days after Money Rebellion spilt fake oil outside Arch’s London offices.

In the same week, AEGIS London also ruled out the controversial project as the project doesn’t meet their ESG policy. The total number of insurers ruling out EACOP now stands at 21. Both companies are members of the Lloyds of London insurance marketplace where it has been suggested that the companies behind EACOP (TotalEnergies and CNOOC) are seeking insurance.

Early this month, Britam Holdings, a leading East African insurance group and client of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) confirmed it will not participate in underwriting the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) after conducting a review of the environmental and social risks involved.

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