Over the weekend, I happened to have been deep into my thoughts and trying to figure out what to write and tahdah…I had a chat with one the experts in the extractive sector in Tanzania. I asked, what one thing would you suggest at the moment in the context of your field? After a long discussion of what was going on here and there, my interest picked on the “New Giant in town”, CHINA.
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.
The research work by Uongozi brings to light social license to operate in Tanzania. The concept of a social license to operate (SLO) has become a key issue for companies, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the extractive sector. Securing ‘social permission’ for extractive activities is increasingly seen as critical for the future profitability and sustainability of the sector. Continue reading PetroStateBlog for the period 19.02 to 04.03. 2018
International Gas Outlook and Implications for Developing Tanzania’s Gas Projects
A briefing by Uongozi institute and The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment CCSI reviews recent international gas developments and considers the implications for the development of proposed offshore gas projects in Tanzania. International Gas Outlook and Implications for Developing Tanzania’s Gas Projects outlines trade-offs that negotiators should consider as they seek to determine domestic gas allocation in contracts with extraction companies. Continue reading Petrostate Blog for the period 05.02.2018 to 18.02. 2018
In order to develop an Oil and Gas Professionals Data Base (OGPDB) to act as a tool for employment opportunities search, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals invites applications from Oil and Gas qualified Tanzanians.
BG Group, being acquired by Royal Dutch Shell, along with Statoil, Exxon Mobil and Ophir Energy plan to build the onshore LNG export terminal in partnership with the state-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC). They aim to start it up in the early 2020s. But their final investment decision has in part been held up by delays in finalising issues related to the site.
Tanzania said on Friday it had finalised a land acquisition for the site of a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and was now working to compensate and resettle villagers to move forward on a long-delayed project.
On 11-12th of November, Dr. Abel Kinyondo (REPOA) and Mr. Fred Matola (National Bureau of Statistic) represented the Tanzania as a future petro-state research programme at a regional dialogue meeting in Entebbe, Uganda. The dialogue sought to explore the potential of achieving inclusive development in the East African region in the face of recent oil and gas discoveries. Discussions focused on the governance of oil and gas sector and examined political, legal and regulatory frameworks as well as civil society initiatives in respect to management and utilization of revenue for the benefits of all citizens. The workshop brought together participants from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Sudan. The event was sponsored by FES, Uganda.
In this article Tanzanian law firm Breakthrough Attorneys offers an extensive analysis of Tanzania’s new Oil And Gas legal framework, with the recently entacted Petroleum Act 2015.
Undoubtedly, the future economy of Tanzania depends on extractive industry as means of economic expansion being both a usable resource as well as a commodity for international trade and finance.
Together, oil and natural gas may bring Tanzania unprecedented mobility, help generate electricity, and are used to produce everything from agriculture fertilizers to synthetic clothing to product packaging and countless other items.
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Dr Donald Mmari had an opportunity to comment on BBC on how Tanzania could soon be entering into a new Fairtrade deal to sell gold to the UK — the first of its kind in Africa.
The BBC reporter Tulanana Bohela said that Tanzania’s hope is that Fairtrade standards will help break the cycle of poverty in the country’s richest region and Dr. Mmari had to give his views on the impact of the fairtrade on the local gold brokers.
“Could it force them out of business? Is Fairtrade really a win-win deal? how sustainable is it considering the dominance of large mining companies”? Asked the reporter and below is the link to the programme clip;
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