15 December 2016, Dar Es Salaam – ORYX Energies has completed the construction of a new Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder filling and storage depot in Dodoma, to give families access to a cost effective and cleaner way of cooking.
Company’s Country Director, Mr Nick McAleer said the filling and storage facility marks the end of a key phase of investment in new and upgraded LPG facilities across the country over the past 18 months. He said the choice of Dodoma coincides with the government’s recent decision to move all Ministries from Dar es Salaam to the country’s capital.
“Our investments in LPG facilities in Tanzania over the past 18 months aim to ensure that LPG is readily available to households and industries in every corner.
This will help to protect their health and the country’s forests, as they move away from using charcoal and firewood,” he said. As an example, a fifteen kilo cylinder of LPG is equivalent to using 25 kilos of charcoal.
- Tanzania Daily News