Executive Director of the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), Dr James Mataragio, said, “By March 2023, the Corporation will have completed the construction of four compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations and started working on cars and homes.
TPDC revealed the plan on June 8, 2022, during the signing of an agreement between TPDC and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) to use the site to construct compressed Natural Gas (CNG) plants for easy transportation of gas by cars to places with no gas pipelines.
TPDC will build one huge plant at The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) overlooking Sam Nujoma Road near the Magufuli hostels. The facility will be producing NCG that will be transported by cars to serve the other three sister stations, two at Muhimbili National Hospital and the third at Ferry Kigamboni.
According to Dr Mataragio, the construction of the facilities is aimed at expanding the natural gas supply base, especially in areas not currently accessible by pipeline infrastructure.
“The CNG facility at the Muhimbili National Hospital will initially be used for steam generating and cooking power at the hospital and will later start distributing gas to various domestic and institutional customers. – added Dr Mataragio.