Wentworth is a Tanzania-focused natural gas producer with a core producing asset at Mnazi Bay. As one of only two domestic natural gas producers in-country, Wentworth plays a critical role in increasing energy access for communities across Tanzania. It is also helping to decarbonise the grid by displacing higher emitting fuels such as heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel with lower carbon natural gas. This work is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 7, which is focused on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Wentworth is working with Vitol to develop community-focused carbon offsetting programmes, with the objective to offset all of the business’s scope 1 and 2 emissions and partially offset scope 3 emissions from 2022.
The programmes aim to distribute 400,000 pairs of cookstoves and water purification devices to households in rural Tanzania for free. This consists of 800,000 units in total. Cookstoves help to mitigate deforestation as they use 2/3 less biomass than open fire cooking facilities. Water purification devices remove the need to boil water to make it safe to drink, reducing emissions further. Over the course of five years, the project will avoid 16 million tonnes CO2 at full scale.