Tanzania explores construction of LNG plant, export terminal
Sunday September 18 2016
Tanzania has opened talks with six oil companies on the construction of a $30 billion natural gas processing plant and an export terminal on the South Coast. TEA GRAPHIC | FILE
Early this month, the Ministry of Energy held consultations with Statoil ASA, ExxonMobil, BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Ohir Energy Plc and Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd ahead of a stakeholders’ meeting set for the end of November.
The government and oil firms discussed the modalities of commercial production of natural gas reserves, estimated at 57 trillion cubic feet discovered offshore southern Tanzania, for domestic use and export to Asia.
The gas liquefier and the export terminal are expected to be built at Likong’o in Lindi at a cost of $30 billion. The plant will have two processing units (trains) each with a capacity of 5 million tonnes per year.