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Guyana: Amendment to Petroleum Act geared at clearing way for gas to shore project, laying of fibre optic cable

Tomorrow, the PPP/C government will present to Parliament an amendment to the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, as it seeks to pave the way for the smooth execution of the gas to shore project and ExxonMobil’s laying of fibre optic cables.

“These works contemplated in the Bill are necessary for the advancement of our country’s welfare. Every oil producing country, has had to pass these types of legislation. Trinidad and Tobago has an entire pipeline act for example. And since the advent of the internet, countries have had to pass laws regulating the running of fibre optic, submarine and terrestrial cables along oceans riverbeds and across lands,” Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General Anil Nandlall SC, told Stabroek News yesterday.

“We are simply updating our laws to bring it in conformity with modern developments sweeping the global landscape,” he added.

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