Tanzania is slowly but surely adding the figures required to be described as a ranking domestic gas market.
Its 2022 production is a five-year record-for the two assets which deliver the molecules to power plants and industry.
Combined, the Songo Songo gas field and the Mnazi Bay project output above 200Million standard cubic feet per day (200MMscf/d) in the year.
The Orca Petroleum operated Songo Songo field, the older of the two projects, had a roaring year, with 40% surge in output, to 110MMscf/d
Maurel &Prom and partner Wentworth Resources produced 90MMscf/d from the Mnazi Bay and Msibati fields, a project widely known as Mnazi Bay project.
A severe drought, which crimped water levels in the hydropower dams, forced up the usage of gas fired thermal plants and aided the increase in production of natural gas.