The United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation



Integrated National Oil & Gas Company!

We engage in the exploration, development, production and distribution of oil and gas and related services; facilitate a fair trading environment; safeguard the national supply of petroleum products; at the same time developing quality and safety standards to protect people, property and the environment.

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TPDC is the National Oil Company of Tanzania through which the Ministry of Energy and Minerals implements its petroleum exploration and development policies.

Upstream Operations

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...

Mid Stream Operations

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...

Downstream Operations

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...

Director's Message

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of the Management and TPDC Staff to our Website.

TPDC is undergoing massive reforms aimed at increasing our presence in the hydrocarbon value chain. TPDC intends to do this through its subsidiaries (GASCO and TANOIL).

We have a vision to become a globally competitive company and a key player in the Oil and Gas industry both regionally and internationally. At TPDC team success precedes individual success, an ideal we hold dear to our hearts. We trust each other to deliver on our obligations and constantly strive to achieve quality outcomes.

Dr. J. P. Mataragio

- Managing Director

Latest News

Minister Makamba meets with Algeria’s Minister of Energy and Minerals

The Minister of Energy, Hon. January Makamba has continued his working visit abroad where on 28 October 2021 he met and held talks with the Minister of Energy and Minerals of Algeria, Hon. Mohamed Arkab. During the talks, Minister Makamba described the historic relations that exist between Tanzania and Algeria and expressed the intention of the Government of Tanzania to develop these relations in the economic sphere for the future of the two countries.

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Minister Makamba meets with Saudi Minister of Energy; presents a message from President Samia

The Minister of Energy, Hon. January Makamba met and held talks with the Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, Hon. Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud on the second day of a working visit to the country. During the meeting, Minister Makamba discussed various issues related to energy with his fellow Minister and also presented a special message from the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan to the Government of Saudi Arabia.

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Minister Makamba pays a working visit to Saudi Arabia

The Minister of Energy, Hon. January Makamba arrived in Saudi Arabia on a two-day visit to the country at the invitation of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud. While in the country, Minister Makamba is expected to participate in the launch of the “Saudi Green Initiative” to be held in Riyadh on 23 October 2021 as well as holding meetings to announce investment opportunities in the energy sector in Tanzania.

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Deputy Minister Minister Presents Tpdc Honorary Award

Deputy Minister of Mines Professor Shukuru Manya presented an honorary award to the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), organized by the Tanzania Geological Survey (TGS) as part of recognizing TPDC’s contribution to funding and sending representatives (many geologists) to meetings. of the year prepared and coordinated by the Community. The event took place today at the Annual General Meeting of the Geological Survey in the country taking place in Morogoro Region.

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