Mozambique Petroleum Legislation

Please find herewith the English translation of the relevant legislation that governs the sector. Should you require more information or detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Petroleum Infrastructures and Operations Licensing Regulation

The Decree No. 84/2020 of 18 September repealed the Petroleum Facility Licensing Regime that was approved by a Ministerial Order No. 272/2009 of 30 December. The Petroleum Infrastructures and Petroleum Operations Licensing Regulation establish the rules and procedures for the licensing of construction, installation, alteration and Decommissioning of Petroleum Infrastructures, including Storage and the performing of transportation by moving vehicles, as well as authorisation upon registration. PS: Available in Portuguese version only

Petroleum Operations Regulation

Approved by Decree No. 34/2015 of 31 December, the Petroleum Operations Regulation unpack and provide procedural mechanism for the application and enforcement of the Petroleum Law.

Legal and Contractual Framework Governing the LNG projectos lead by TOTAL, ENI and EXXONMOBIL on the Rovuma Basin

The Decree-Law No. 2/2014 of 2 December, establishes the legal and contractual regime that governs the LNG Projects in Area 1 (lead by TOTAL) and Area 4 (lead by Eni and ExxonMobil) of the Rovuma Basin.

Downstream Regulation

Decree No. 89/2019 of 18 November, approves the Petroleum Products Regulation also known as the Downstream Regulation. It governs the production, import, reception, storage, handling, distribution, trading, transport, export, re-export, transit and the setting of prices of Petroleum Products in Mozambique. PS: Available in Portuguese only.

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Decree No. 89/2019 of 18 November, approves the Petroleum Products Regulation also known as the Downstream Regulation. It governs the production, import, reception, storage, handling, distribution, trading, transport, export, re-export, transit and the setting of prices of Petroleum Products in Mozambique. PS: Available in Portuguese only.

Petroleum Operations Tax and Fiscal Benefits Law or POTL

POTL is approved by Law No. 27/2014 of 23 September. It provides the tax and fiscal benefits that apply to the Petroleum sector (Upstream and Midstream), including to a certain extent to Subcontractors.

Amendment to the Petroleum Operations Regulations

Decree No. 48/2018 of 6 August, introduces amendments to the Petroleum Operations Regulations as approved by Decree No. 34/2015 of 31 December, particularly on which entities holding Petroleum Operations rights shall register with the Mozambique Stock Exchange and it updates the price threshold for the mandatory public tender for procurement of goods and services.

MRV Area 4 Rovuma Basin EPCC

This is the Mozambique Rovuma Venture, S.p.A led Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin's Exploration and Production Concession Contract. This is the contract that grants Petroleum Operations rights for upstream activities and that also to a certain extent, alongside the Joint Operating Agreement and a specific project approved Plan of Development guides the midstream activities.

Downstream Regulation

Decree No. 89/2019 of 18 November, approves the Petroleum Products Regulation also known as the Downstream Regulation. It governs the production, import, reception, storage, handling, distribution, trading, transport, export, re-export, transit and the setting of prices of Petroleum Products in Mozambique. PS: Available in Portuguese only.

Petroleum Law

Approved by Law No. 21/2014 of 18 August, this is the overall legislation governing the Upstream and Midstream activities in Mozambique.

Petroleum Operations Tax Law Regulation

This regulation as approved by Decree No. 32/2015 of 31 December, sets out the procedures for the application of specific taxation regime and tax benefits for Petroleum Operations as approved by the POTL or Law No. 27/2014 of 23 September

Downstream Regulation

Decree No. 89/2019 of 18 November, approves the Petroleum Products Regulation also known as the Downstream Regulation. It governs the production, import, reception, storage, handling, distribution, trading, transport, export, re-export, transit and the setting of prices of Petroleum Products in Mozambique. PS: Available in Portuguese only.

Downstream Regulation

Decree No. 89/2019 of 18 November, approves the Petroleum Products Regulation also known as the Downstream Regulation. It governs the production, import, reception, storage, handling, distribution, trading, transport, export, re-export, transit and the setting of prices of Petroleum Products in Mozambique. PS: Available in Portuguese only.