Gambia: African Petroleum disputes licence expiry

Issue 350 - 14 Jul 2017
African Petroleum insists its offshore licences for blocks A1 and A4 are still valid, despite Gambian officials saying they have expired. Reuters quoted petroleum and energy minister Fafa Sanyang and permanent secretary for petroleum Mod K Ceesay as saying the licences expired in September 2016 and have not been renewed, but African Petroleum said the termination procedure had not been followed. “The terms of the licences state that the licences remain active unless and until a termination procedure is enacted by the state.

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