Tazama Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Destination: Indeni Petroleum Refinery, Zambia
  • Ownership: Zambian Government
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  • Length: 1,710-kilometre (1,060 miles)
  • Capacity: 22,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type:

The Route

  • There are seven oil pump stations

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 1969 - Pipeline commissioned
  • 1991 - Rehabilitation project including repair and part replacement of existing 8" dia and 12" dia pipelines. The project was supported by the World Bank

Other Information

  • The same enegines that were installed 40 years ago are still in operation at the pumping stations
  • The pipeline is in dire need of rehabilitation


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