The Pipeline

The Pipeline was installed for the purpose of cheaply transporting crude oil or its petroleum products from the port of Dar-es-Salaam into landlocked Zambia. TAZAMA owns, operates and maintains a crude oil pipeline from the port of Dar-es-Salaam to INDENI Refinery in Ndola covering a total distance of 1,710km (954km is 8 inch pipeline and 798km is 12 inch pipeline).The transportation of crude oil is achieved through seven pump stations (five in Tanzania and two in Zambia).
The company also owns, operates and maintains a Tank Farm at Kigamboni in Dar-es-Salaam consisting of six tanks with a total holding capacity of 232,000 cubic metres.