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Tanzania, Uganda team up to explore Oil
Apr 17, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

The Tanzania Energy Ministry  has collaborated with Ugandan energy experts to carry out exploration activities throughout various parts of Tanzania.

Dr. Medard Kalemani, the Energy Minister of Tanzania, revealed the news at a recent workshop for the parliamentary committee on energy and minerals members. He said that the ministry made a joint team to carry out the oil exploration.

Kalemani said they have started to cooperate with Uganda in the oil sector; the government has formed a joint team with Uganda to conduct oil exploration.

According to him, although Tanzania has not yet discovered oil, exploration was in progress in various parts of the country.

He further stressed that they have started to cooperate with Uganda in the oil sector; the government has formed a joint team with Uganda to conduct oil exploration.

Stating that the joint team will provide the Tanzanian experts with an opportunity to borrow experience from experts from Ugandan.

According to the minister, so far, Tanzania has discovered gas in the southern parts of the country. The oil exploration is in progress in various parts of the country.

The minister directed the parliamentary committee on the construction of the Hoima-Tanga crude oil pipeline. He emphasized that the talks continuous between Tanzania and Uganda over the transportation of oil.

The minister revealed that the government decided to form the alliance with Ugandan oil experts after they discovered oil in Lake Albert.

Dr. Kalemani said that the Liquified Natural Gas processing plant project is worth 3.5 billion and it would be carried out as planned.

Noting that the government currently negotiates with possible investors in the mega project.

According to him, they have agreed to conduct discussions with one prospective investor at a time instead of assembling all of them in one meeting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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