Construction begins on Tanzanian gas pipeline

The pipeline will stretch from Mnazi Bay to Dar es Salaam. (Image source: Wentworth Resources)The pipeline will stretch from Mnazi Bay to Dar es Salaam. (Image source: Wentworth Resources)The government of Tanzania has officially inaugurated construction of the Mnazi Bay to Dar es Salaam gas pipeline project

The pipeline is expected to be approximately 532 km long with a 36" main line and one 24" spur line

Construction of the pipeline will begin immediately and is expected to take 12-14 months to complete

The pipeline will allow the Mnazi Bay Concession partners and others to transport natural gas to large-scale electricity producers, industrial users and major population centres in Tanzania.

Supplier of gas to the pipeline, Wentworth Resources, said that since the discovery of the Mnazi Bay gas field in 1982 the substantial gas resources in this concession have been effectively ‘stranded’.

Gaining access to the greater markets of Tanzania is expected to allow full production from the Wentworth’s existing and future gas wells.

Three of four existing wells are currently being worked over to maximize their long term productivity.

The outcome of this work will provide the basis for concluding an immediate gas sales agreement to supply the pipeline and for the future development of the Mnazi Bay and Msimbati gas fields.

"As a committed supplier of gas to the pipeline we were honoured to attend and participate in the inauguration of this historically important project,” said Wentworth executive chairman, Bob McBean.

“This is the beginning of Tanzania's future as a significant gas producing country and we are proud to be a partner in this endeavour."

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