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Refined Products Pipeline in the Works to Zambia

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tanzania’s Minister of Energy, Medard Kalemani, while making a presentation of the Ministry’s budget for 2019/2020 said that a refined products pipeline was planned to transport petroleum between Tanzania and Zambia.   

Kalemani said that the pipeline would run from Dar es Salaam to Zambia’s mining city of Ndola, some 1,349 km away.  

No time frame for the construction of the pipeline was given, but Kalemani did say that in the coming fiscal year, they planned to complete a feasibility study. He also gave no details on how it would be financed.  

“The project will reduce challenges in transporting petroleum products in the countries that use our ports to import fuel and open up business opportunities …” he said.