TAQA Arabia commissions Tanzania’s first integrated CNG filling station and conversion center


TAQA Arabia, Egypt’s full-service energy and utility provider, has commissioned Tanzania’s first integrated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Filling Station and Conversion Center branded “Master Gas.” The project was carried out by TAQA Dalbit, a Joint Venture (JV) between TAQA Arabia and JCG Oil & Gas, a unit of the Janus Continental Group (JCG). The CNG […]

Read more »

Government of Tanzania completes negotiations with Equinor and Shell on Tanzania LNG


The Government of Tanzania has completed negotiations with Shell and Equinor, Minister of Energy January Makamba said yesterday. The completion of the negotiations enables the writing and signing of key contracts towards the $30bn Tanzania LNG project, including the Host Government Agreement (HGA). The project is expected to monetise 16 Tcf of gas discovered by […]

Read more »

Hawilti launches “Gas for Africa” report with the International Gas Union (IGU), AU-AFREC, and AFC


Hawilti released an important new study on Gas for Africa in partnership with the International Gas Union (IGU), assessing the potential for domestic gas resources to energise Africa in line with the global energy transition. The African Energy Commission (AU-AFREC) and the Africa Finance Corporation endorse the report and its findings. The study starts by […]

Read more »

TotalEnergies takes FID on $10bn of oil projects in Uganda, 16 years after first discovery


TotalEnergies, CNOOC and the Uganda National Oil Co. have taken a final investment decision (FID) today on the development of onshore oilfields around the Lake Albert in Uganda, and a massive export pipeline to Tanzania. The first discovery was made in January 2006 by Hardman Resources at the Mputa-1 well. Since then, over 1.4bn barrels […]

Read more »

Tanzania and Burundi want to boost trade with a new railway link


On Sunday, the East African nations of Tanzania and Burundi signed an agreement seeking to build a $900m railway that would connect them both and boost trade. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Kigoma paves the way for the construction of a 282km line from Uvinza in western Tanzania to Burundi’s capital Gitega. It […]

Read more »

Tanzania selects Turkish contractor to extend its standard gauge railway


Earlier this week, Tanzania signed a $1.9bn contract with Turkish contractor Yapi Merkezi to build a 368km section of standard gauge railway. The project is part of a 1,219km SGR line that Tanzania is building to support regional trade in East Africa by linking Dar es Salaam with the port city of Mwanza on the […]

Read more »

Tanzania: ORCA Energy submits $50m capex plan for Songo Songo development next year


The ORCA Energy Group has planned a $50m capex for the continued development of the Songo Songo gas project in Tanzania next year. Via its subsidiary PanAfrican Energy, ORCA operates the wells and gas processing plant at the Songo Songo island in central Tanzania. The 2022 programme includes $20 million for a 200 km2 3D […]

Read more »

Tanzania issues special mining license for world’s largest unexploited nickel deposits


Following the signing of the Framework Agreement last January, the Government of Tanzania has now issued a special mining licence (SML) for a period of over 30 years for the Kabanga Nickel project, covering the full life of the project. The Kabanga Nickel Project holds the world’s largest development-ready nickel sulphide deposit and will produce […]

Read more »

Negotiations on $30 bn Tanzania LNG project to start on November 8


Tanzanian Energy Minister January Makamba has declared that negotiations would officially start on November 8 to get the Tanzania LNG project off the ground. This notably follows a meeting today in Dar es Salaam with Paul McCafferty, Equinor’s Vice President Exploration & Production International – Africa. On October 4th, Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu Hassan and […]

Read more »

Tanzania celebrates key milestone at 2 GW Julius Nyerere hydropower plant


Earlier today, Tanzania celebrated the readiness of the Julius Nyerere’s main dam for its first phase of reservoir impounding. The project’s water storage basin reached a depth of 95m in its mid-section, allowing for the start of water filling. The project has been under construction since 2019, with the engineering, procurement and construction executed by […]

Read more »

Nigeria’s Sahara Group commits $1bn to LPG vessels and infrastructure in Africa


Nigerian energy infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, has announced an investment of $1bn into Africa’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) value chain during the African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA) conference 2021 in South Africa this week. “Sahara, through its subsidiary, WAGL Energy Limited is already working towards investing $1 billion to ramp up its LPG fleet […]

Read more »
Natural Gas Upstream Hawilti+ 

Orca Energy to execute $21.4m workover programme in Tanzania


PanAfrican Energy Tanzania, the subsidiary of the Orca Energy Group that operates the wells and gas processing plant at Songo Songo in Tanzania, has signed an agreement with Exalo Drilling for the workover of three onshore wells. Activities are set to start in September 2021 on Songo Songo Island. The 2021 workover programme will notably […]

Read more »

Sahara Tanzania doubles its petroleum products storage capacity


Earlier this year, Sahara Tanzania announced the expansion of its petroleum products storage capacity in the country to 72 million liters. Nigerian energy and power conglomerate Sahara Group has been present in Tanzania since 2015, starting with 10 loading arms and four storage tanks with a combined storage capacity of 36m litres. It has now […]

Read more »

What does the EACOP Bill mean for Africa’s most controversial pipeline project?


Since TotalEnergies announced its acquisition of TullowOil’s shares in the Tilenga oil project and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), Uganda has crystalized a lot of the global tensions around the debate of development vs. environment. By developing the 1.7 billion barrels of contingent oil resources discovered around the Lake Albert, TotalEnergies is expected […]

Read more »
Natural Gas Upstream Hawilti+ 

APT receives 2-year extension to meet gas exploration targets onshore Tanzania


ARA Petroleum Tanzania (APT), which took over the operatorship of the onshore Ruvuma PSA in Tanzania last year, has received a two-year extension of the license. The granting of the extension was necessary to complete key exploration activities on the block, including the acquisition of 200 km2 of 3D seismic data and the drilling of […]

Read more »