ORYX Energies has completed the construction of a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder filling and storage depot in Dodoma in Tanzania, All Africa reported.

According to the company’s Country Director, Nick McAleer, 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. The choice of Dodoma coincides with the Government’s recent decision to move all Ministries from Dar es Salaam to the country’s capital, informed Ecofin Agency. He added: “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.”

ORYX Energies has built a total of three new LPG cylinder filling and storage depots over the past 18 months in Iringa, Zanzibar and, most recently, Dodoma, with a combined storage capacity of 175 tons. It has also extended its existing depots in Mwanza, Isaka, Moshi, Kurasini and Mbeya, increasing storage space by a further 480 tons and growing cylinder filling capacity. All of the facilities have been designed and built to meet the requirements set by national and international safety standards.