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A focus on carbon reduction — we believe natural gas will play a critical role in transitioning Tanzania to a more sustainable future. By displacing carbon-intensive solutions and enabling the country to add renewable technologies to its energy mix, we play an important role in helping the region meet its environmental ambitions.

Transitioning Tanzania to a sustainable future

We are accelerating Tanzania’s energy transition. By increasing our supply of natural gas to Tanzania’s national grid we are displacing carbon-intensive heavy polluting fuels (HFOs) to secure a lower-carbon future for the country and its people.

As an emerging economy, Tanzania has the potential to develop and industrialise to improve the livelihoods of its people. To do this, it requires a reliable and cost-effective source of energy – one that meets its sustainability ambitions without compromising access or security.

We believe that natural gas – which accounts for over half of Tanzania’s current power generation – is the right fuel to meet this growth in a responsible way. Natural gas will facilitate large-scale decarbonisation in Tanzania by adding renewable technologies such as hydropower to the energy mix while moving away from more carbon-intensive forms of energy.

environment

121 m

litres of diesel and heavy fuel oils (HFOs) replaced by natural gas*

328000

tonnes of CO2 emissions saved since the introduction of gas-fired power generation*

3226 mw

of hydroelectric power to be deployed in Tanzania within the next decade, enabled by natural gas*


* Based on internal calculations.

Reducing our carbon footprint

Over the last year, we have worked diligently to measure and disclose our Scope 1 & 2 emissions, in line with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework. As a London Stock Exchange-listed business, we are also committed to disclosing our Scope 3 emissions in anticipation of mandatory TCFD reporting by 2025. As a single-asset non-operator with a lean corporate structure, we maintain a low emissions profile. Scope 1 emissions from our operational activities arise mainly from the use of generators at the Mnazi Bay gas producing facility. Additionally, we have minimal flared emissions in comparison to our industry peers, with a pilot flare used solely as a mandatory safety mechanism. Our emissions breakdown is as follows:

Scope 1 Emissions (Direct)
Scope 2 Emissions (Indirect)

We are in the process of identifying ways to further reduce and mitigate our carbon footprint and look forward to updating on our progress in 2021.

Safeguarding our local environment

Although onshore, our gas field sits on the Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park – a resource-rich area that is also home to globally significant marine biodiversity. We work hard to understand and manage the sensitivities of operating in this protected environment by putting in place safeguards to ensure we are mindful of the surrounding area.