British exploration company Tullow Oil has started prospecting for oil and gas in northern Zambia a year after it secured a petroleum exploration licence in the southern African country.
If successful, the $69 million project in Block 31 of Zambia’s portion of the mineral-rich Great Rift Valley will be a major step towards reducing the nation’s reliance on copper production.
Tullow’s Zambian subsidiary launched its exploration programme at a ceremony attended by the country’s president, Edgar Lungu, on 11 August. Tullow is planning to start by...
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