The pandemic’s global economic impact could further delay Tanzania's long-awaited liquified natural gas project. Once negotiations resume, the government is likely to be in a weaker negotiating position due to low oil and gas prices.
The Tanzanian government and a consortium of companies are negotiating the regulatory terms for a game-changing LNG project. In this brief, the authors update a previous analysis of some of the key decisions that will be made in the negotiation and their potential impact on whether the project proceeds and the levels of revenues that it could generate for the government.
There is a reasonable chance that foreign investment in the LNG project will not happen under current conditions. If the project does proceed, the government revenues it generates are unlikely to be transformative.
This report explores common resource governance successes and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors conclude that policymakers, parliamentarians, civil society, media and regional institutions must focus on narrowing the implementation gap between extractive sector laws and actual practice, which will help to restore trust between government, communities and investors and thus strengthen sustainable management of natural resources.