Monday, February 20, 2017

House to vote on Natural Gas Act in March - ENTERPRISE / AL BORSA

Monday, 20 February 2017

House to vote on Natural Gas Act in March: The House of Representatives’ Energy Committee expects to complete reviewing the Natural Gas Act — which would largely deregulate the sector — this week and move it to the floor of the House for a vote in March, Al Borsa reports. 

The committee, which has been reviewing the bill since December following preliminary approval from the House general assembly, downplayed the “minor amendments” that they reportedly introduced, MP Hamada Ghallab said, without explaining further. Progress from a regulatory standpoint has been taking place, with the Oil Ministry beginning a draft of the executive regulations and EGAS setting a preliminary toll of USD 0.4 per mmBtu for private companies looking to use the national gas grid last month.