July 30, 2019. The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) is calling for investors in compressed natural gas (CNG) to establish fuelling stations for vehicles.

The corporation is planning two large stations in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam to support trucking supply of CNG to retail stations located far from the pipeline infrastructure.

“This is an opportunity for other participants in the natural gas value chain to buy CNG from TPDC at wholesale price to resell to end-users specifically vehicle owners,” TPDC said last week while inviting expressions of interest.

“This is to enable scaling up of the gas utilization potential in the transport sector by replacing costly and environmentally unfriendly diesel and petrol which are wholly imported.”

The tender is open from July 19 to August 19, 2019.