Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Senate Commences Debate On Petroleum Industry Bill

The Senate commence debate on the general principles of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

Leading debate on the Bill, the Senate Leader Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba said the bill when passed into law; it will significantly increase domestic gas supplies especially for power and industry.

A cross section of Senators who contributed to the debate opposed to the host community development fund proposed in the bill as well as wide powers given to petroleum minister in the bill.

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