Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation
When TPDC was formed in 1969, the primary role was to oversee the operations of AGIP, the only concession holder then working in the country. Following the discovery of the Songo Songo Gas field, and subsequent relinquishment by AGIP, TPDC undertook the confirmation of the gas field, and eventual appraisal. It is now geared to the development of the field as well as exploration in other basins in the country. In the interim, TPDC undertook the function of the sole importer of both white and crude petroleum products and marketing. With the onset of economic liberalization, the oil marketing operations ceased in the year 2000.
The mandate of the corporation has remained essentially the same, to spearhead, facilitate and undertake oil exploration and development in Tanzania. In the year 2000, TPDC launched exploration activities in the deep-sea area.
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation,
P.O. Box 2774,
Benjamin William Mkapa Tower A,
4th to 10th Floor,
Plot 51/52 Corner of Azikiwe / Jamhuri Streets,
Tel: +255 22 2200103 or
Tel: +255 22 2200104,
Fax: +255 22 2200113,
DAR ES SALAAM