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Tanzania: Gas production talks in new twist

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Jul 11, 2012.

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Wed, Jul 11th, 2012

    Tanzania |


    The decision by Orca Exploration to declare in public about talks with the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) over changes to a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) relating to Songo Songo gas production is a sign that the company is feeling the heat from local negotiators.

    The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Eliakim Maswi, told the ‘Daily News' on Tuesday that it is unfortunate that Orca, which trades locally as Pan African Energy TanzaniaLimited, is making public statements threatening to take legal action while negotiations are still in progress.

    "Our team of negotiators is doing a very good job to ensure that the country benefits more from its gas resources," Mr Maswi said, pointing out that the GNT is carefully arguing its case to convince Orca to agree to change some provisions in the PSA signed by
    Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) in 2001.


    "I have a scheduled meeting with the company's chief executive this afternoon and will give more details later," Maswi, who took over from former Permanent Secretary David Jairo said.


    Among other things, the government is seeking TPDC's more controlling rights, better profit sharing arrangements, the divestment of the downstream assets, cost recovery and share Orca's management of the upstream operations.


    "Orca has been and will continue to discuss these matters in good faith with the GNT, but reserves its right to vigorously defend its position in accordance with Tanzanian and International law should no satisfactory agreement be reached," the company said in a statement posted on its website.


    The government is also seeking TPDC's involvement in direct investment in gas projects by contributing 20 per cent of the costs of future new wells in return for a 20 per cent increase in profit sharing emanating from such investments.


    The changes being demanded by the government are a result of a number of issues raised by the Parliamentary Committee for Energy and Minerals against a flawed arrangement of the PSA in 2010.TPDC Director General Yona Kilagane said through his assistant that Orca is disclosing details of issues still under negotiations.


    "TPDC is part of the GNT and has nothing to say as negotiations proceed. It's unfortunate that the company has made a public statement while negotiations are still in progress," Mr Kilagane's assistant who preferred not to be identified told ‘Daily News' last Monday.


    The British Virgin islands based company also said it has suspended the drilling of its SS-12 well partly because of the ongoing talks with GNT and plans to resume work after concluding the negotiations.


    By FINNIGAN WA SIMBEYE
    , Tanzania Daily News







     
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Why Yona Killaghane is still there? Toka sijazaliwa Mpaka Sasa bado yuko pale kama ni kampuni yake

    Eti Msaidizi wake hatajwi ni siri alishiriki kwenye Mkataba na kampuni ya GAS na inaonekana haukuwa Mzuri

    WIZI MTUPU...
     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    If all else fails waondoke. Kwani wanamtisha nani?
     
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    Njoka Ereguu JF-Expert Member

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    This is my call to the GNT msikubali vitisho vya hawa wezi, maana wanachoangalia ni faida tu wanayoipata na siyo nchi inapata nini, ndiyo kuna gharama kuchimba hivyo visima lakini kisiwe kisingizio cha kuchukua faida yote ianyopatikana huku nchi inazidi kudidima katika dimbwi la umskini, we know the trick watakimbilia mahakama za kimataifa ili kutukandamiza. Tukaze buti.

    Aidha, ni vizuri sasa sera na sheria/makubaliano tunayoingia na makampuni ya nje yaangaliwe kwa umakini mkubwa ili kuepuka matatizo kama haya. Inaonekana hatufanyi tafiti za kutosha ili kuweza kujenga kesi zetu vizuri, tunakuja kushituka baadaye wakati tayari tumechelewa na inakuwa vigumu kubadilisha mikataba yetu.
     
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    Hivi Tanzania hakuna wataalamu wa kuchimba visima ,kwa nini tusiitumie CHINA au RUSSIA na kupeleka vijana wetu huko kusomea na pia hizi machine za uchimbuaji zipo zinauzwa au hata kukodishwa na zipo kampuni zinachimba na kukukabidhi kisima chako.
     
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    These old guys should step out now...the new sunlight has come. their old thinking would be vital for consultations and not for taking us ahead
     
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    Ndahani JF-Expert Member

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    Mwiba, hata hawa marafiki zetu wa uarabuni could help...ila tukienda kuwaona tunawaomba tende na harua. We should take our approach differently
     
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    Hawawezi kuondoka hata kwa nini, wanatutishia Nyau tu.
     
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    Ndahani JF-Expert Member

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    Walijisahau waliokuwepo 2001 hawatakuwepo 2012. Ni kweli waende zao wasiendelee kutuibia
     
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    NewOrder JF-Expert Member

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    I would like them to go but unfortunately it won't be without a huge price to pay on our part. Ni matokeo ya kufanya mikataba;
    a) Iliyojawa na ufisadi mkubwa na hivo kuwa ya muda mrefu na isiyorekebishika kirahisi.
    b) Inayokosa vision. Mikataba inasainiwa ya miaka mingi mno kiasi ni taabu kuukatiza mkataba.

    Ee Mungu, tutie akili WaTanzania!!
     
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