PURA showcases extraction sector daily activities

PURA showcases extraction sector daily activities

The Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) has seized the ongoing ‘Energy Week’ exhibitions in Dodoma to showcase their day-to-day activities.

The Authority also used the week to react to the Member of Parliament (MPs) and public officials regarding some issues surrounding the extraction sector.

The colourful event, which brings together various institutions under the Ministry of Energy and players in the energy sector at large, will conclude tomorrow in the capital city.

Describing the motive behind the event earlier this week, the Minister of Energy, January Makamba said the exhibition aims at answering Members of Parliament (MPs) questions regarding various energy sector issues as well as addressing challenges facing the industry.

The event is being heralded by the theme: ‘Energy for Sustainable Development’.

PURA experts were busy attending and reacting to MPs questions on various matters including, but not limited to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, locals’ participation in various oil and natural gas sub-sector projects as well as opportunities available in the implementation of the petroleum upstream projects.

PURA’s Geologist Ebeneza Mollel said the exhibition was an important platform for them to reach out to ‘wananchi’ through their representatives by raising awareness and how best to take advantage of the opportunities available in the implementation of various petroleum projects.

Another PURA Geologist WangeseMatikosaid the lawmakers visiting their pavilion had an opportunity to learn technical issues such as the oil and natural gas value chain, ongoing exploration and production activities in the country.

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