OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE TAZAMA PIPELINE AS A TRANSPORTER OF FINISHED PRODUCTS PIPELINE TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY THE 20TH OF MARCH 2023
The official commissioning of the conversion of TAZAMA Pipeline from a transporter of crude oil into a finished products Pipeline to take place on Monday the 20th of March 2023.
This is 65 days ahead of schedule as this process was expected to happen first week of June 2023.
The conversion of the TAZAMA pipeline from a crude oil carrier into a finished products pipeline will not only reduce the cost of transportation of fuel by 60% but also with the following benefits among others:
1 INDENI REFINERY will now be able to blend diesel with ethanol which is produced from local sugar cane, maize and cassava hence not only reducing the price of petrol and diesel but also creating a better price for industrial cassava for our peasant farmers.
2 The uplifting of fuel from Ndola will create jobs for Zambian fuel tanker drivers who haven’t been able to load fuel from Dareslam due to the resistance they have been encountering when ever they tried to load fuel from Dareslam.
3 Opportunity to export fuel to Congo as it will be cheaper for fuel importers in Congo to load fuel in Ndola instead of Dareslam.
4 Export of blended fuel with ethanol produced from local cassava by INDENI into Congo which will improve the flow of dollars into our economy.
Once our Debt restructuring program is completed next month and the kwacha starts to gain, we shall see a systematic reduction of diesel in Zambia month by month from May onwards.
Allow me to thank President Hakainde Hichilema, the Minister of Energy and his team for thier methodical approach in handling issues of national Importance which will soon be bearing fruits to the people of Zambia in General and kankoyo in particular.
Fileya file panga sense!