Can smallholders benefit from the new market opportunities from the extractive industry in Tanzania
The recent discovery of huge oil and gas reserves in Tanzania has created a new opportunity for economic growth and development of the country. Tanzania is expected to be one of the leading producers and exporters of natural gas in the coming decade. However, 88 percent of poor Tanzanians live in rural areas and two-third of the labour force is engaged in agriculture. For the extractive industry to serve as a catalyst for economic growth and poverty reduction, it has to be integrated with the rest of the economy through forward and backward linkages. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 06 to 19 August 2018
Successful completion of the second cohort of the HNR4D Workshop. The training was jointly opened by the REPOA Executive Director, Dr Donald Mmari and Silas Olan’g, NRGI Co-coordinator Africa, who set the scene in their brief welcome remarks about the workshop. Continue reading REPOA/ NRGI – 2nd COHORT COMPLETES THE HNR4D TRAINING WORKSHOP
The Fifth Tax Statistics Report
The 5th Tax Statistics Report for 2016/17 has been released, providing an overview of tax revenue collections and information for the fiscal years 2005/06 to 2016/17. Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP), the Presidents’ Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) play a central in compilation of the data. This report is for Tanzania Mainland and all figures are reported in Tanzania shillings. For instance among other things the report shows that from 2005/06 to 2016/17, the average annual growth of revenue from excise duty on imports was 27.1 percent. The growth was mostly influenced by excise duty on petroleum products. Petroleum imports contributed about 84.8 percentage points to total excise duty on imports.
Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 23 July 2018 to 05 August 2018
Transparency initiatives and Tanzania’s extractive industry governance
This paper examines Tanzania’s adoption and implementation of transparency in extractive sector governance. The paper examined Tanzania’s EITI implementation process, its reconciliation reports and how these reports are used by the parliament, media and civil society to push for governance improvements in the sector.
Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the Period of 25 June 2018 to 08 July 2018
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
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
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
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