he conversion of the TAZAMA pipeline from being a conduit of commingled feedstock into one carrying finished product is expected to be completed by Saturday next week.

Energy Minister, PETER KAPALA has confirmed in a statement saying works are so far at 90 percent.

Mr. KAPALA said all the crude oil, which was in the pipeline, from the time Indeni Refinery was shut down in April 2021, has been removed, stored and is ready to be refined.

He explained that the crude oil is estimated to be 80 million litres of petrol and diesel, which will be processed by next Saturday.

Mr. KAPALA said he expects the operationalization of the TAZAMA pipeline will lessen the pump price of diesel as transportation costs will be reduced.

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