Tanzania LNG resettlement may start by December

By Ian Nkala 2 August 2017
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A drillship off the coast of Tanzania. (Ophir Energy) A drillship off the coast of Tanzania. (Ophir Energy)

Tanzania will spend TZS 13 billion ($5 million) over the next 12 months on compensation for families who will be displaced by the country’s first LNG export facility.

Simon Zabron, a petroleum geologist at Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp., (TPDC) told Interfax Natural Gas Daily that the resettlement of around 450 families could begin before December after a number of studies – including an environmental impact assessment and a resettlement action plan – have been carried out. “Other required international standards will be facilitated by IOCs,” in addition to the government-led studies, he said.

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