Resurgent resource nationalism in Tanzania's petroleum sector

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Thabit Jacob

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On 2 June 2018, Dustan Kitandula, chair of a special parliamentary committee investigating Tanzania’s contracts with international companies in the gas sector, reported that the country had lost $130 million due to contract irregularities. Subsequently, he recommended the contracts to be renegotiated. This process had been set in motion in the wake of a declaration of ‘economic warfare‘ on foreign-owned mining companies by the country’s president, John Magufuli. Now it was the gas sector’s turn to get an overhaul.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOxford Energy Forum
Issue number117
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • Resource nationalism
  • Petroleum
  • Tanzania

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