Tanzania receives $225m for water project

The water sector in Tanzania has received a $225 million (£179m) boost. The World Bank is providing the financing, which is expected to bring benefits to up to 1.9 million people in the nation’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. The cash will help strengthen the capacities for integrated water resources planning and management as well […]

UK pledges £30m for rural energy in Tanzania

The UK Government is to provide £30 million for rural energy projects in Tanzania in the next five years. According to the Rural Energy Agency (REA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania, the UK is providing the funding through its Department for International Development. The main objective of the […]

Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania

Statoil has announced a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania. It is the Norwegian energy firm’s eight discovery and includes up to 1.8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in the Mdalasini-1 well. That takes the total volumes of gas to around 22 tcf in Block 2. Nick Maden, Senior Vice President for Statoil’s exploration […]

UK university to help Tanzania’s oil, gas sector

The University of Aberdeen has won funding to help Tanzania develop engineers and lawyers for its oil and gas industry. The €2 million fund (£1.5m) will be used for a three-year project that will promote learning and research between the university and academics and students at the University of Dar es Salaam (USDM) in the […]

More solar for rural Tanzania this year

A project to develop rural Tanzania’s power supply is expected to create around 500 new businesses and benefit local communities. The Jumeme project, will aim to power around 16 villages in remote areas of the country. The scheme uses solar-hybrid mini-grids that are designed for use in remote areas – the grids use solar as […]

Statoil discovers new gas offshore Tanzania

Norwegian energy giant Statoil has made another gas discovery offshore Tanzania, the company announced today. It is the firm’s and its partner ExxonMobil’s sixth discovery in the Piri-1 well in Block 2, drilled by Discoverer Americas (pictured). The new discovery would add two to three trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas in the second […]

UK solar charity wins Google award

A charity which promotes solar powered lights in Africa has won a £500,000 grant from Google to spread its lights to 144,000 rural Tanzanian families. SolarAid won one of four Google Global Impact Awards awarded to British non-profits which are using technology to tackle the world’s toughest problems. The non-profit group’s solar lamps can be […]

Statoil and Exxon make big discovery

Statoil have become the latest company to announce findings of natural gas off the coast of East Africa. The Norwegian firm and their partners ExxonMobil say they made a large gas discovery off the coast of Tanzania in their first exploration well in Block 2. The discovery is Statoil’s first in East Africa. The firm […]

Shell makes £1bn East Africa move

Shell Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has made an offer for Cove Energy, an oil and gas exploration company which operate in East Africa. The proposed offer for Cove is approximately £992.4 million. Shell says it sees East Africa as a major prospect in terms of the resources to be […]