Tanzania to host East African petroleum conference, exhibition-Xinhua

Tanzania to host East African petroleum conference, exhibition

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-06-09 23:43:45

ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania will host the 11th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition in the port city of Dar es Salaam from March 5 to 7, 2025.

The conference, themed "Unlocking Investment in Future Energy: The Role of Petroleum Resources in the Energy Mix for Sustainable Development in East Africa," will offer a wide range of technical presentations reflecting developments in the oil and gas industry in East Africa and around the world, said the East African Community (EAC), a regional bloc based in Arusha, Tanzania, in a statement Saturday.

The conference will also provide a forum for discussing the legal and policy framework and the overall business environment prevailing in the region. "It allows stakeholders in the oil and gas sector to interact with EAC senior government officials and decision-makers," read the statement.

Given the importance of energy in realizing this vision, the EAC member states have agreed to cooperate in the joint exploration and development of energy resources within the region and promote investment within the sector. They seek to promote the optimal exploitation of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources for the mutual benefit of East Africans, according to the statement.

The EAC is an intergovernmental organization composed of eight countries, namely the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, with a combined population of more than 300 million.