Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is an elusive city, and never so much as when you are a foreigner. It is not a capital city but it feels like one. It is not a tourist centre but its modern hotels host many visitors, always on their way to somewhere else. It is part bustling port, part white-sand beaches. It is an old...

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Major helium gas find in Tanazania

Discovery will alleviate global helium gas shortage. Geologists from British universities have discovered 1.5 billion cubic metres of helium in the alkaline Lake Rukwa in south-west Tanzania. Th...
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Power crisis in Tanzania

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) said that water levels are decreasing at the country's hydro power plants, leaving the country to face a 133MW power deficit in its national grid. The...
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Dar es Salaam to supply affordable gas

The state-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has launched a $2.8m project to supply residential houses and light industry in Dar es Salaam with affordable compressed natural gas (...
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Tanzania and Kenya to consider 500km gas pipeline

A proposal to construct a 500km natural gas pipeline from Tanzania to Kenya is to be discussed when energy ministers from the East Africa Community (EAC) convene in October. With a potential capac...
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US support for Tanzania's electrical power sector

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary state, has pledged support for Tanzania
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Tanzania to start drilling for oil

London-based oil and gas exploration and production company Ophir Energy is to start prospecting for oil off the coast of Tanzania in what will be the first ever deepwater drilling project in the coun...
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Nuclear power for Tanzania?

French nuclear energy giant Areva has expressed interest in developing Tanzania
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Power cuts in Dar suburbs.

Residents of the middle- and upper-income suburbs north of the centre city area will be affected by power cuts over the coming weeks due to the rehabilitation of two electricity sub-stations in the ar...
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Natural gas project in Dar es Salaam.

Dar es Salaam is to get its first compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling stations at Ubungo and at the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) compound in Mikocheni early next year as part...
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Oil search to begin in Lake Tanganyika.

Australian company Beach Petroleum Limited has won the tender to search for oil in the southern half of Lake Tanganyika and surrounding area,