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7/12/2018 Member News
South Africa bans new exploration licences (Subscription required)

South Africa Bans New Exploration Licences
Petroleum Agency ordered to restrict issuing licences as government works on new regime

Iain Esau
July 12, 2018

South Africa’s government has decided in a surprise move that no new onshore or offshore oil and gas permits and rights will be awarded while it gets to work on a future licensing regime.

However, lawyers believe the ban on acreage awards could be the subject of a court appeal.

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