facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

BG Group makes 5th gas find in Tanzania

May 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM   |   Comments

READING, England, May 16 (UPI) -- British energy company BG Group said Wednesday it made its fifth consecutive natural gas discovery off the southern coast of Tanzania.

BG Group said it encountered a 180-foot pay of natural gas in its Mzia-1 well about 25 miles off the southern coast of Tanzania.

Prior to drilling the well, the company estimated there were 7 trillion cubic feet of gross recoverable reserves in its four previous discoveries drilled off the country's coast in deep waters.

A preliminary evaluation of the Jodari-1 exploration well, announced in March by the company, found it contained a gross recoverable reserve estimate of 2.5 trillion to 4.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

The World Bank announced last year it approved an International Development Association credit of $27.8 million to back Tanzania's energy expansion projects. The bank said the financial assistance would help cover costs tied to replacing or upgrading transmission lines and other equipment on the country's electrical grid.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas
2
New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
3
First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests
4
Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers
5
Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback