TPDC calls for investors in CNG sector

Saturday July 20 2019

By Gadiosa Lamtey @gadiosa2

Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from entrepreneurs, technology providers and partners in investing in scaling up of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).  

According to TPDC, four stations that will be built far from currently operating pipes or piped natural gas may be extended to locations where the stations will be built if the location will be in proximity to the current pipeline infrastructure.

Currently more than 200 vehicles in Tanzania are using natural gas and the plan is to increase more consumption.

A statement released by TPDC on Saturday, July 20,  said that the purpose of inviting the EOI is to encourage the applicants  to set up CNG 
refuelling stations.

“This will enable scaling up of the gas utilization potential in the transport sector by replacing costly and environmentally unfriendly diesel and petrol 
which are 100 per cent imported,” reads the statement.

The EOI submission will remain open for 30 days from July 19,201into scaling up of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) have been invited.