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National Energy Policy 2015

In order to address the challenges for mid and downstream natural gas activities in Tanzania, the Government developed the National Energy Policy, 2015 for the purpose of enhancing adequate, reliable and affordable modern energy services to Tanzanians in a sustainable manner. The policy provides comprehensive legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for petroleum, electricity, renewable energies, energy efficiency as well as local content issues.

Acts

The The Petroleum Act 2015(Cap. 392) is the principal legislation governing  upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum operations. Some rights and obligations of the natural gas licensees and operators are enshrined in their respective implementation agreements. Pursuant to Section 30 of the The Petroleum Act 2015 Cap. 392) and Section 7  of the  EWURA Act Cap 414-2006 ; and its amendments EWURA Act (Amendments No.6 of 2019); mandates EWURA    to carry out a number of functions and discharge its duties.   To support supervision, development and operations of natural gas sub sector, several regulations and rules have been established as follows:-

 

Guidelines

Petroleum (Natural Gas) Customer Service Charter Guidelines 2019

Regulations

Rules

Standards

  • ZS 2255:2018 (1st Ed) Petroleum and natural gas industries — Steel pipe for pipeline transportation systems
  • TZS 1792: 2016 (1st Ed) Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas\-burning appliances — Particular requirements — Part 3\: Gas/air ratio controls, pneumatic type
  • TZS 1970: 2017 – ISO 15649: 2001 (1st ed) Petroleum and natural gas industries — Piping
  • TZS 1790:2016 – ISO 23550:2011 (1st ed) Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas\-burning appliances \- General requirements\
  • TZS 1791:2016-ISO 23551-1:2012 Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas\-burning appliances — Particular requirements — Part 1\: Automatic and semi\-automatic valves
  • TZS 1790:2016-ISO 23550:2011 Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas\-burning appliances — General requirements
  • TZS 1920-5:2016-ISO 1042-5:2004 Petroleum and natural gas industries — Cements and materials for well cementing — Part 5\: Determination of shrinkage and expansion of well cement formulations at atmospheric pressure
  • TZS 1920-4:2016-ISO 1042-4:2004 Petroleum and natural gas industries — Cements and materials for well cementing — Part 4\: Preparation and testing of foamed cement slurries at atmospheric pressure
  • TZS 1920-3:2016-ISO 1042-3:2003 Petroleum and natural gas industries — Cements and materials for well cementing —Part 3\: Testing of deepwater well cement formulations
  • ZS 1920-1:2016-ISO 1042-1:2009 Petroleum and natural gas industries — Cements and materials for well cementing — Part 1\: Specification
  •  TZS 1307: 2010 ISO 11439: 2000 Gas cylinders \- high pressure cylinders for the on\- board storage of natural gas as a fuel automotive vehicles
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 5): 2010(1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 5\: Manual cylinder valve
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 1): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components part 1\: General requirements and definitions
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 17): 2010(1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 17\: Flexible fuel line
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 16): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 16\: Rigid fuel line
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 2): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 2\: Performance and general test method
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 11): 2010 Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components part 11\: Gas/ air mixer
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 7): 2010 Road vehicles \- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 7\: Gas injector
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 10): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components part 10\: Gas\- flow adjuster
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 12): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 12\: Pressure relief valve \(PRV\)
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 8): 2010 Road vehicles \- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components part 8\: Pressure indicator
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 9): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 9\: Pressure regulator
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 15): 2010 Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components part 15\: Gas\- tight housing and ventilation hose
  • TZS 1187 (Part 13): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 13\: Pressure relief device \(PRD\)
  •  TZS 1187 (Part 14): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 14\: Excess flow valve
  •  TZS valve187 (Part 6): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 6\: Automatic valve
  • TZS 1187 (Part 3): 2010 (1st Ed) Road vehicles\- Compressed Natural Gas \(CNG\) fuel system components Part 3\: Check 

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