March 18, 2016

Days after Tanzania and Uganda are said to have agreed on a more southern route that would avoid Kenya’s oil rich Lokichar basin the latter’s finance and energy cabinet secretaries are putting a brave face saying it is not a done deal.


According to finance CS Henry Rotich and Energy CS Charles Keter despite the said agreement between Tanzania’s president John Maghufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni the pipeline project is a regional project in the fate of all East African Community states.


They insist that the pipeline remains among the core issues to be discussed during the forthcoming EAC summit set for later this month.

This is despite...

March 16, 2016

Tanzania through its ministry of energy and minerals has called for credentials from oil and gas professionals in a move it says will ensure they are utilized in the relevant fields for the development of the country.



The ministry in the advertisement says the discoveries of natural gas in the deep water and expansion of oil exploration activities has led to a need to develop Oil and Gas Professionals Data Base (OGPDB) to act as a tool for employment opportunities search.

The move it says has resulted from a shortfall in human capital supply largely due to the newness of the subsector in the economy.


This move is on top of the already ongoing Capacity...

March 16, 2016

The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has provided a revised work schedule in the  Kiliwani North license and informed the operator Aminex that the commissioning of the Songo Songo Island gas plant is expected to commence in early April.

Aminex which concluded the final well integrity testing of the Kiliwani North-1 well (KN-1)  says the well recorded a high tubing pressure reading relative to the other producing wells on Songo Songo Island.


Following the results a wellhead control panel has been installed and all work required by the Company prior to gas production will shortly be complete.


TPDC adds that during the commissioning progra...

February 16, 2016


The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation has announced that it will invest in a fertilizer plant to be set Kilwa division Lindi district German investors Ferostaal Industrial Project GmbH at a cost of $1.9 billion.


TPDC says it is the government’s plan to support companies investments in the extractive sector with the plant expected to produce 3850 tonnes of fertilizer daily.

According to TPDC Director for Production, Processing, Transport and delivery of natural gas  Dr. Wellington Hudson who met representatives from Kilwa, Lindi  the joint venture will utilize 104 million cubic feet daily and will produce two types of fertilizer namely ammonia...

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