Lake Tanganyika oil exploration deal

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Lake Tanganyika. Photo: NASA

The governments of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have signed an agreement for joint exploration of oil and gas in Lake Tanganyika. It is believed that oil and gas can be found in and around the lake. Gas and oil production is an untapped resource for the impoverished nations and has the potential of improving economic conditions in the area. However, contamination of the lake and surrounding areas poses a threat to the already threatened lake ecology. Rising temperatures in the lake have already led to declines in commercial fishing production.

For more information on the agreement for oil exploration visit CNBCAfrica.com. Discussion on Lake Tanganyika can be done in the Lake Tanganyika Species forum.

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