Law

  • Official Gazette publishes Law authorizing Oil Exploration Contracts in Sidi Barrani

    Official Gazette publishes Law authorizing Oil Exploration Contracts in Sidi Barrani

    Monday, 1st March 2021

    President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ratified Law No. 159 of 2020 authorizing Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tareq El Molla to contract with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Chevron Egypt Holdings LTD and Tharwa Petroleum Company (S.A.E) for oil and gas exploration in the northern Sidi Barrani. marine area in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Al-Ahram news website.
    quoting the Egypt’s Official Gazette.                 

  • Al-Sisi Licenses MoP to Contract EGPC, Apache

    Al-Sisi Licenses MoP to Contract EGPC, Apache

    Wednesday, 16th September 2020

    According to the official Egyptian newspaper, the President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has approved the law no 167 for the year of 2019 to allow the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to contract with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Apache LDC.

  • House to Pass Mineral Wealth Law Amendments Soon

    House to Pass Mineral Wealth Law Amendments Soon

    Monday, 10th June 2019

    Amendments to the mineral wealth law are expected to be passed by the House of Representatives during its current session.

  • Egypt’s Private Sector to Start Importing Gas by October

    Egypt’s Private Sector to Start Importing Gas by October

    Wednesday, 19th April 2017
    Egypt's Cabinet decided to regulate importing gas by private sector starting from October.
  • Egyptian Cabinet Takes Over Natural Gas Regulator

    Egyptian Cabinet Takes Over Natural Gas Regulator

    Sunday, 19th March 2017
    The House of Representatives’ Energy Committee amended clauses of the Natural Gas Act placing the new gas market regulator under the jurisdiction of the Egyptian Cabinet instead of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
  • Zanzibar Passed Oil, Gas Law

    Zanzibar Passed Oil, Gas Law

    Sunday, 20th November 2016
    Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein signed into law the oil and gas development/management bill, which gives the island autonomy in natural resource management.
  • South Africa to Split Oil, Gas Laws from Mining

    South Africa to Split Oil, Gas Laws from Mining

    Sunday, 15th May 2016
    South Africa is planning a new law that will separate parts of its oil and gas rules from legislation governing the mining industry.
  • Egypt Approves Draft Law for the Egyptian Gas Regulatory Authority

    Egypt Approves Draft Law for the Egyptian Gas Regulatory Authority

    Thursday, 5th November 2015
    The Egyptian cabinet approved in its weekly meeting several draft laws, including that of the gas regulatory, reported Egypt Oil & ga