Natural Resource Charter

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) | Document | 2014

The Natural Resource Charter is a set of principles for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by extractive resources for development. It is not a recipe or blueprint for the policies and institutions countries must build, but instead provides the ingredients suc...


Energy Charter

International Energy Charter | URL | 2016

In a world of increasing interdependence between net exporters and importers of energy, it is widely recognised that multilateral rules can provide a more balanced and efficient framework for international cooperation than is offered by bilateral agreements alone or by non-legislative instruments. T...


Raw Talks: Paul Stevens, End of an Oil Era?

Raw Talks | youtube | 2017

This succinct account of some of the factors underlying petroleum economics may be of value to sector decision makers and stakeholders


Institutional and Regulatory Assessment of the Extractive Industries in Myanmar: Executive Summary

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This report provides a baseline institutional and regulatory assessment of the oil and gas, mining (including jade and gemstones) and the hydropower sectors in Myanmar. This report is the first in-depth study of the context within which EITI will be implemented in Myanmar, and can inform broader eff...


Canada Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act 1993

Government of Canada | Document | 1993

This 1993 act concerns an agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada. The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act requires an Inuit “Impact and Benefit Agreement”.


The Role of Domestic Court and International Arbitration in Ensuring Climate Justice in Bangladesh

Barrister Tapas K. Baul and Umme Wara | Document | 2014

In this article, the authors analyse the Niko case to evaluate the avenues available to the climate victims of Bangladesh. The authors also discuss the pros and cons of both national court and international arbitration. The paper looks at why international bodies, e.g., Niko, prefer arbitration as a...


Chile 1995 Law on the Regulation of Environmental Quality and Emission Standards (in Spanish)

Republic of Chile | Document | 1995

This is Chile's 1995 Law on the Regulation of Environmental Quality and Emission Standards - Reglamento para la dictación de normas de calidad ambiental y de emisión. In Spanish.


East Africa Gas - Potential for Export

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2013

This report discusses the development of new offshore gas in Mozambique and Tanzania. It concludes that the speed and volume of LNG exports from Mozambique and Tanzania will be a function, not only of the amount of gas, but also of domestic politics and policies, the economics of the proposed export...


Somalia, Somali National Oil Company (SONOC) Regulation (2016)

Somali National Oil Company (SONOC) | Document | 2016

Somalia, Somali National Oil Company (SONOC) Regulation (2016), whereby SONOC is established as the government-owned company to represent the commercial interest of Somalia and boost downstream activities. Article 2 of the regulation statest that SONOC shall have its head office in Mogadishu and ma...


Mozambique’s LNG revolution: A political risk outlook for the Rovuma LNG ventures

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2014

This report contains a political risk outlook for Mozambique's Rovuma LNG ventures. Mozambique has a set of basic political and legislative components – including a basic legal framework for hydrocarbons ventures – that may facilitate the development of LNG production, if not by 2018, then probabl...


Income Tax Act Convention between South Africa and Chile

Republic of Chile and the Republic of South Africa | Document | 2016

This document is the Income Tax Act Convention between South Africa and Chile for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital (in English).


Extract from the Mexican Constitution Article 27 re. Ownership of Natural Resources (in Spanish)

United Mexican States | Document | 2017

This document is an extract from the Mexican Constitution Article 27 regarding the ownership of natural resources. It includes important provisions with regards to land tenure, notably Article 27 empowers the State over fundamental aspects of property ownership and resulted in expropriation and dist...


USA Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

United States of America | Document | 2007

USA Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, being an Act to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on...


Low Oil Prices Impose Difficult Choices in Uganda

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2015

This blog post explains how low oil prices have imposed difficult choices in Uganda. Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (PEPD) recently extended the deadline for firms to submit bids in its first-ever round of licensing for six oil blocks in the Albertine Graben. The extension is in...


Government of the Russian Federation and Government of Mongolia Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of the Prevention of Industrial Accidents, Natural Disasters and Mitigation of the Consequences Thereof (in Russian)

Government of Mongolia and Government of the Russian Federation | Document | 1995

In this agreement the parties shall carry out cooperation in the following fields: (a) elaboration of arrangements to prevent industrial accidents, natural disasters ; (b) setting up official structures for the exchange of information; (c) mutual assistance in the mitigation of the consequences of i...


Ethiopia - Oil and gas sector development : support for review and update of policy and regulatory framework - final report

World Bank | Document | 2016

The objectives of this report are to provide a comprehensive review of the current policy of the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) towards the oil and natural gas sector and to evaluate the regulatory framework in terms of good international practice. The oil and gas sector in Ethiopia, currently at a ve...


South Africa Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act 2008

Republic of South Africa | Document | 2009

This Act amends the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, so as to make the Minister the responsible authority for implementing environmental matters in terms of the National Environment Act, 1998 and specific environmental legislation as it relates to prospecting, mining, explorati...


Institutional and Regulatory Assessment of the Extractive Industries in Myanmar (Vol. 2): Main Report

The World Bank | URL | 2015

This report provides a baseline institutional and regulatory assessment of the oil and gas, mining (including jade and gemstones) and the hydropower sectors in Myanmar. This report is the first in-depth study of the context within which EITI will be implemented in Myanmar, and can inform broader eff...


Petroleum Act of Tanzania 2015

United Republic of Tanzania | Document | 2015

This Act provides for the regulation of upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum activities, the establishment of the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority, to provide for the National Oil Company, to secure the accountability of petroleum entities and to provide for other related matters.


Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Ordinance 1976

People's Republic of Bangladesh | Document | 1976

This Ordinance establishes the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation and regulates its functions, powers and internal organization and external relationships. It was repealed by the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Act 2016.