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Petrostate Blog for the Period of 11 June 2018 to 24 June 2018

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Institutional influence on power sector investments: A case study of on- and off-grid energy in Kenya and Tanzania.
With the recent decline of renewable energy technology costs most notably solar photovoltaics off-grid energy systems are becoming increasingly attractive alternatives to grid extension for advancing rural electrification in Africa. However, there are institutional challenges to wider adoption of off-grid solutions. Combining a multi-level perspective with project funding data from the Kenyan and Tanzanian energy sectors, authors assess the extent to which these new off-grid technologies have been incorporated into the existing energy regimes in both countries. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 11 June 2018 to 24 June 2018

Petrostate Blog for the Period of 28 May 2018 to 10 June 2018

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Beneficial Ownership Screening: Practical Measures to Reduce Corruption Risks in Extractives Licensing- Briefing

NRGI reviewed over 50 mining and oil laws and found that about half contained prohibitions on government officials or their close associates – often called “politically exposed persons” (PEPs) – holding interests in companies applying for extractives licenses, but none required regulators to actually check whether or not such PEP interests existed as part of screening license applications. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 28 May 2018 to 10 June 2018

Petrostate Blog for the Period of 14 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

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Status of Power System Transformation 2018: Summary for Policy Makers
Power plants play a critical role in enhancing system flexibility. Based on a wealth of real-life case studies and data, this report provides a comprehensive overview of how power plants can contribute to making power systems more flexible, while enhancing electricity security. It summarises the findings of the Advanced Power Plant Flexibility (APPF) campaign of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). The solutions presented in this study have been collected in close collaboration with industry stakeholders, including manufacturers, expert consultancies, system operators and plant operators. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 14 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

Petrostate Blog for the period 20.08.2018 to 02.09.2018

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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). Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 20.08.2018 to 02.09.2018

Petrostate Blog for the period 30.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

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The Role of Natural Gas, Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Decarbonisation in Germany: The need to complement renewables by decarbonized gas to meet the Paris targets
by Ralf Dickel, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

As the European region continues to prioritise the decarbonisation of its energy system, Germany provides a fascinating case study of the potential gains and pitfalls from the introduction of renewables into the energy mix, in particular with relation to gas. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 30.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Petrostate Blog for the period 02.04.2018 to 15.04.2018

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Local content in Tanzania: Are local suppliers motivated to improve?

Firms located in developing countries generally encounter difficulties with meeting the challenging standards posed by the oil and gas supply chain. It is against this background that the present study aims to reveal to what extent Tanzanian indigenous firms are ‘motivated’ to compete and close the performance gaps vis-à-vis corporate expectations in the petroleum industry.

Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 02.04.2018 to 15.04.2018

RNE Ambassador, Minister for Legal and Constitutional Affairs and SACU’s Executive Secretary grace REPOA’s 23rd ARW

Royal Norwegian Embassy Ambassador to Tanzania, Hanne-Marie Kaastad and Southern Africa Customs Union, Executive Secretary, Ms. Paulina Elago were present at REPOA’s 23rd Annual Research Workshop held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

(Amb. Hanne-Marie Kaastad Providing her remarks on behalf of development partners, looking on are the chief guest Hon Prof P. Kabudi, Minister for Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Dr. Donald Mmari, Executive Director, REPOA and  Hon. Amina Salum Ali , Minister of Trade, Industry and Marketing, RGZ)

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Policy making in the Tanzanian petro state: Building a statistical basis

This paper deals with needs and availability of data, statistics and information in Tanzania. It relates to a five-year (2014–19) research programme on prospects and challenges for the petroleum sector.

The main objectives are

  • to present a brief analysis based on data which is accessible at present and
  • to sketch a structure for the Tanzania Petro Data Hub

To read the paper click here.

Understanding the lay of the land: An institutional analysis of petro-governance in Tanzania

Tanzania has recently discovered large petroleum and natural gas reserves, boosting its natural resource stocks and potential future revenue flows. Whether the country’s petroleum resources will translate into economic development will be determined by the institutions that the government puts into place to govern the petroleum sector, to include the legal institutions. This study reviews the most important provisions of the new legislative framework that the government has recently adopted to govern this newfound wealth. We examine the institutions and actors created by the legislation as well as the opportunities and challenges that may emerge in its future implementation. Specifically, we analyse the petro-sector institutions that the legislation creates and the types of authorities granted to them; the institutional constraints placed on authorities; the interaction between institutions; potential institutional overlaps, conflicts and gaps; and transparency and accountability mechanisms. Read the paper here