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Tanzania as an Emerging Energy Producer

Tuesday 26 February 2013 12:00 to 13:00 GMT


Chatham House, London


Hon Sospeter Muhongo, Minister for Energy and Minerals, United Republic of Tanzania

Type: Fee-paying or special invitation events

Tanzania is drawing growing attention as a pivotal country in East Africa for oil and natural gas exploration, having led the region in terms of new discoveries of natural gas in 2012. With known gas reserves of approximately 7.5 billion cubic feet, the potential to transform Tanzania's international standing and domestic electricity production is considerable. However, recent protests against the construction of a pipeline to Dar es Salaam highlight the challenges that Tanzania faces in ensuring that the benefits of its natural resources are widely felt.

Honourable Muhongo will discuss his plans for the development and management of Tanzania's energy sector.

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information please contact Tighisti Amare

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