Petrostate Blog for the period 20.08.2018 to 02.09.2018

Resource nationalism in Tanzania: Implications for artisanal and small-scale mining Several African countries have recently enacted mining laws that could be described as resource nationalist: for example, increasing state investment in the sector, increasing royalty rates, and/or requiring local content. These laws mostly focus on large-scale mining (LSM).
What implications do they have for artisanal and small mining (ASM)? Particularly in countries where there are forms of cooperation between LSM and ASM (such as purchase agreements, or multi-stakeholder projects for ASM capacity-building), what might resource nationalism mean for such cooperation? This article examines these issues in the case of Tanzania, which enacted several laws in 2017 and reformed the institutional structure of the mining sector. The article is based on interviews with key informants in Tanzania. The research indicates a need for decentralization of decision-making, consultation with stakeholders and increase access to training, capital and technology. Read more here

Opportunity or necessity? Conceptualizing entrepreneurship at African small-scale mines
This article critically examines the policy environment in place for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing – in sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to determining whether there is adequate ‘space’ for the sector’s operators to flourish as entrepreneurs.Read more here

In The News
Tanzania, Uganda sign gas pipeline dealTanzania and Uganda have signed an agreement for the construction a natural gas pipeline. The multimillion dollar deal was signed at the end of a three-day Joint Permanent Commission Summit held in Kampala, led by Tanzania’s Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga and Uganda’s Minister for Energy Irene Muloni. Read More here
Mtwara to handle fuel destined for southern Tanzania
The Dar es Salaam and Tanga ports will no longer handle fuel destined for southern Tanzania, as the government moves to minimise fuel prices and the cost of doing business in the region.The southern port of Mtwara will take over handling imported petroleum products to areas far from Dar and Tanga, according to a new directive by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura). Read More here
22 youths picked for training on oil and gas sector
This is the fourth batch of young men and women going to China for such studies. Over youths have so far been sponsored by the Chinese Government. Read More here
Tanzania Chikumbi 1 Well Drilling Nears As Rig Bids Tendering Complete
The tendering process for a rig to drill Chikumbi-1 (CH-1) is now complete according to Aminex with the company having received numerous bids. These bids are being evaluated on their technical and commercial merits. Read More here
Farm-in Negotiations Between FAR Ltd & Milio International Collapse
Kenya’s Block 6 operator Australia’s FAR Ltd has said it has terminated farm-in negotiations with regards to Block L6 due to the enduring land issues that have stopped land access in the Kipini Conservancy. Read More hereEventsUpcoming EventsTanzania Oil & Gas Congress
Following the success of the inaugural Congress, the Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress returns for a second year, with the support of the Ministry of Energy, TPDC, PURA and EWURA. Focusing on the latest project updates and developments in the oil and gas industry in Tanzania, this is the official platform promoting government and industry collaboration. The Ministry, TPDC and parastatals will be sending delegations to meet and engage with all the key industry players to discuss new opportunities for partnerships and investment.
Date: 24-25 September 2018  Place: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Past Event

Local content compliance requirements: what you need to know
ENSAfrica organized a seminar on the 28th August to look at Local Content Compliance in Dar es Salaam.  The seminar aimed to assist licence holders and service providers in the sectors to understand the legal and regulatory regime and how to achieve compliance as required by the relevant legislation and the regulations among other things.

Date: 28 August  2018                                Place: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

training overview in pictures. See here

The Tanzania Petrostate Programme Blog is produced by the joint programme of three institutions: REPOA and theNBS in Tanzania, and CMI in Norway with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The purpose of the blog is to draw attention to publications and reports on the gas and petroleum sectors, which may be of interest to researchers, politicians and the general public. The blog does not state opinions but merely links to relevant postings on the world wide web with a brief description and/or quotes of the content and opinions stated by authors.The Petrostate Programme runs a website at where the participating institutions and researchers are presented and the aims of the programme, research results and publications are posted. The programme is also gradually building up a Resource Hub  ( researchers and other users can download important statistics and information pertaining to the petro sector and its effect on the Tanzanian economy and society. The database covers 20 categories including production and sales of petroleum products, environmental issues, poverty, public budgets etc.The programme and its cooperating institutions are extremely grateful for constructive comments, advice on the blog and website (link below) as well as information on important web posting that deals with the petro sector and its role in Tanzania.

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