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Tazama Pipeline
Country Tanzania, Zambia
From Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
To Ndola, Zambia
General information
Partners Governments of Zambia; Governments of Tanzania
Operator Tazama Pipeline Limited
Commissioned 1968
Technical information
Length 1,710 kilometres (1,060 mi)
Maximum discharge 1.1 million tonnes per year

The Tazama Pipeline (Tanzania Zambia Mafuta Pipeline) is a 1,710-kilometre (1,060 mi) long crude oil pipeline from the Single Point Mooring terminal at the outer anchorage of in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, to the TIPER refinery in Dar-es-Salaam and the Indeni refinery in Ndola, Zambia.[1] It was commissioned in 1968. The pipeline was designed for a throughput of 1.1 million tonnes per year. Currently it is handling approximately 600,000 tonnes annually.[2] The diameter of pipeline varies between 8 and 12 inches (200 and 300 mm). The pipeline is owned by Tazama Pipeline Limited, a joint company of the Governments of Zambia (66.7%) and Tanzania (33.3%).[1][2] The pipeline is currently under privatization.


  1. ^ a b Pastory Nguvu (16 October 2007). "TAZAMA pipeline a ticking time bomb". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 October 2009.  
  2. ^ a b Nicholas Bariyo (29 September 2009). "Zambian Govt Seeks To Recapitalize Tazama Oil Pipeline". Downstream Today. Retrieved 4 October 2009.  

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