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Welcome To Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation(TPDC)

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) is the National Oil Company of Tanzania through which the Ministry of Energy and Minerals implements its petroleum exploration and development policies. TPDC has a manpower strength of about 400 and is organized into seven directorates and three Units, namely: Directorate of Upstream, Directorate of Downstream, Directorate of Finance, Directorate of Legal Services, Directorate of Cooperate Strategy and Planning, Directorate of Corporate Management, Directorate of Internal Audit, Communication Unit, Procurement Unit and Risk Management Unit. TPDC was established through the Government NoticeNo.140 of 30th May 1969 under the Public Corporations Act No.17 of 1969. The Corporation began operations in 1973. TPDC is a wholly owned Government parastatal, with all its shares held by the Treasurer Registrar.

Director's Message

TPDC operates on the principle of excellence, duty to the nation, respect to the community and the environment. We constantly strive to attain and retain the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our operations. Achieving this begins with compliance with the laws and regulations that govern the industry in the country and internationally. TPDC plays an instrumental role in the energy mix in line with the countries vision for industrialization, a position we constantly strive to maintain. I firmly believe on my team and their commitment to deliver on their obligations, at TPDC team success precedes Individual success. The world is changing fast and TPDC has committed to changing with it..

Acting Managing Director, Eng. Kapuulya Musomba


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What We Do


Petroleum Exploration in Tanzania begun in the 1950’s when BP and Shell were awarded concessions along the coast, including the islands of Mafia, Zanzibar and Pemba. Extensive geological work was conducted including the drilling of more than 100 stratigraphic shallow boreholes...

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Downstream Operations include the processing and purifying of raw natural gas, marketing and distribution of products derived from crude oil and natural gas. The Directorate is also responsible for undertaking infrastructure development and value addition activities...

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The implementation of the Government Natural Gas Project is in progress under the close monitoring and supervision of TPDC. The project also includes the construction of natural gas transportation pipeline from Songo Songo and Mtwara via Somanga Fungu (Kilwa) to Dar es Salaam...

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Latest News and Events

TPDC Invites Bids for X-Ray Cargo Scanners

1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online: dated 30th November 2017 and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website; 2. The United Republic of Tanzania has received Financing from the African Development Bank in various currencies towards the cost of Institutional Support Project […]


Mhe.Rais wa  Jamhuri ya Muungano ya Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli akiwasili eneo  la tukio-Chongoleani ambapo Shughuli ya Uwekaji wa Jiwe la Msingi la Bomba la Mafuta Ghafi uliofanyika tarehe 5 Agosti, 2017 Mhe. Rais wa  Jamhuri ya Muungano ya Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli akimkaribisha Mhe. Rais wa  Jamhuri ya Uganda Mh. […]

TPDC Yachangia Milioni 10 Kujenga Ofisi ya Mtaa

Kaimu Mkurugenzi Shirika la Maendeleo ya Petroli Tanzania (TPDC) Mhandisi Kapulya Musomba akimkabidhi mfano wa hundi ya shilingi milioni 10 Mwenyekiti wa Mtaa huo Bw. Geofrey Chacha kwa ajili ya ujenzi wa Ofisi ya Serikali ya Mtaa wa Mji Mpya-Pugu Mjohe Jijini Dar es Salaam, katikati ni Kaimu Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ilala Bi. Elizabeth […]