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March 2013PRESS RELEASE: World Bank Supports Power Sector Reforms and Expansion of Natural Gas Use in Tanzania
(Source: worldbank.org)
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved two International Development Association (IDA) credits amounting to US$121.46 million to Tanzania for power sector reforms, forging public-private partnerships, and stuinvrengthening national capacity for the optimal use of the country’s natural gas reserves. [more]

November 2012PRESS RELEASE: DRAFT TANZANIA NATURAL GAS POLICY
(Source: Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Dar es Salaam - Natural gas resource belongs to the people of Tanzania, and must be managed and used in a way that benefits the entire Tanzanian society. Tanzania has been exploring for oil and gas for more than half a century.... [more]

12 June 2012Gas firm says won't pay money demanded by Tanzania
(Source: GMT / Reuters Africa)
Dar es Salaam (Reuters) - The largest gas producer in Tanzania - PanAfrican Energy, a unit of Toronto-listed Orca Exploration - said it refuses to pay $33 million that the government says is a legal obligation, in a dispute that could disrupt the country's gas supplies. [more]

17 October 2011New gas exploration to boost Tanzania power
(East Africa Business Week)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- ORCA Exploration Group, the main supplier of natural gas, has significantly increased supply of natural gas to from Songo Songo island in southern Tanzania's Indian Ocean to Dar es Salaam power generation, from 37 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd) to 57 (MMcfd). [more]

1 June 2011
Orca Shifts Focus to Exploration ActivitiesOil Voice
Orca Exploration now has a greater focus on exploration to balance its cash flow generative asset in Tanzania. This will commence with the drilling of the La Tosca well in the Po Valley Basin in Q4 2011 where the Company has signed a contract with a subsidiary of Northern Petroleum Plc to farm in on between 70% and 75% of its Longastrino exploration block... [more]

17 February 2011
East Africa basks in big gas strikesUPI
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A string of natural gas strikes along Africa's east coast, with reserves currently estimated at 21 billion cubic feet, is transforming the region into a world-class energy producer after years of being in the shadow of the oil boom in West Africa.... [more]

22 January 2011
Tanzania, partners discuss construction of gas pipeline to MombasaGuardian IPP
Recent discoveries of natural gas off the coast of Tanzania have taken the East African nation’s total reserves to 7.5 trillion cubic feet, sufficient to allow exports to the region, the East African Community said..... [more]

21 January 2011
East African Community Plans to Build Natural Gas Pipeline From TanzaniaBloomberg.net
The East African Community said it’s discussing the possibility of building a pipeline to carry Tanzania’s natural gas to other members of the bloc.... [more]

4 January 2011
Tanzania: Orca Exploration Announces its ResultsTanzania Daily News
ORCA Exploration, through its subsidiary Pan African Energy - Tanzania, has generated a revenue from exploration activities that increased by 44 per cent, thanks to domestic high natural gas demand... [more]

8 December 2010
Italy: Orca Exploration farms into Northern Petroleum's Longastrino Permit, Po Valley, onshore Italyenergy-pedia exploration news
Northern Petroleum has announced an agreement to farm-out to Orca Exploration an interest in the Longastrino Permit in the eastern part of the Po Valley Basin, onshore Italy..... [more]

8 December 2010
Northern Petroleum farms out La Tosca prospect to Orca ExplorationNorthern Petroleum News Release
Northern Petroleum (LON:NOP) has agreed to farm out the Longastrino Permit in the eastern part of the Po Valley Basin, onshore Italy, in a deal with Orca Exploration (TSX-V:OR.... [more]

4 December 2010
Orca plans Songo Songo boost Baklon Oil & Gas Forum
Toronto-listed Orca Exploration says it plans to drill a new well next year to boost natural gas production at the Songo Songo field in Tanzania amid growing local energy demand.... [more]

5 November 2010
orca aims to double gas output from tanzania's songo songo fields by 2013Bloomberg
Orca Exploration Group Inc., the largest natural-gas supplier in East Africa, plans to more than double output from its Songo Songo project off Tanzania’s east coast within 2 1/2 years.... [more]

13 October 2010
Canadian firm raises capital for gas projectDaily News
ORCA Exploration has said that it has successfully managed to raise 19.33 million US dollars (about 29bn/-) to finance a gas project in Tanzania... [more]

19 September 2010
Orca Plans to Raise Funds on Songo Songo ProjectDaily News
ORCA Exploration Group, which owns Pan African Energy, has announced the intention to raise funds through Rights Issue that would be primarily used to drill the Songo Songo West in Lindi. [more]

2 August 2010
Coming soon: Dar-Mombasa gas pipeline The EastAfrican
Canada’s Orca Exploration Group is planning to construct a natural gas pipeline from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa — a project that should significantly reduce the cost of energy, and hence the cost of doing business, in Kenya. [more]

19 July 2010
Orca Exploration creates new infrastructure division
DataMonitor
Orca Exploration Group has created EastCoast Transmission and Marketing as the new infrastructure division of the company. [more]

15 July 2010
Orca Exploration creates infrastructure division to expand natural gas pipeline in East Africa
Scandinavian Oil and Gas Magazine
Orca Exploration Group Inc has reported the creation of EastCoast Transmission and Marketing as the new infrastructure division of the Company. Orca is currently in discussion with potential pipeline expansion partners and is keen to have a significant East Africa finance component as part of the infrastructure project.. [more]

14 July 2010
Orca plans Tanzanian natural gas pipeline expansion
Oil and Gas Journal
HOUSTON, July 14 -- Orca Exploration Group announced July 13 the creation of EastCoast Transmission & Marketing as its new infrastructure division in Tanzania. ECTM will initially focus on expanding the onshore natural gas pipeline system transporting Songo Songo field gas to Dar es Salaam. [more]

20 June 2010
East Africa sees momentum for more oil and gas deals
Ordons News Service
Tanzania. Recent activity in East Africa could spur further interest for newcomers and existing oil operators to increase their position in the region, according to sector players and participants interviewed by mergermarket. [more]