Cameroon's Petroleum Code

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Field Value
Extractive Sector Oil and Gas
Country Cameroon
Year 1999
Natural Resource Charter Precept Precept 2: Accountability and Transparency, Precept 3: Exploration and License Allocation, Precept 5: Local Effects, Precept 7: Revenue Distribution, Precept 8: Revenue Volatility, Precept 9: Government Spending
Document Type Statute
RGI Sub-component Licensing
RGI Questions 1.1.9a: Is the government required to publicly disclose all signed licenses/contracts with extractive companies?,
1.1c: What licensing process does the licensing authority follow?,
1.1.5a: Following each licensing process, is the licensing authority required to disclose the list of companies that submitted license applications (in the case of a first-come, first served; or negotiation round) or bids (in the case of an auction)?,
1.1.10d: Is the legislature required to ratify licenses/contracts?,
1.3.1a: Are extractive companies required to prepare an EIA and/or SIA prior to development?,
2.1.4a: Does the government publicly disclose projections of extractive resource revenues?,
2.2b: Are there specific rules governing the transfer of extractive resource revenues (i.e. are these rules distinct from those governing other types of transfers)?
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Publisher Droit Afrique
Author Paul Biya
Source or API link http://www.droit-afrique.com/upload/doc/cameroun/Cameroun-Code-petrolier-1999.pdf
Version 2017 Resource Governance Index
Maintainer Natural Resource Governance Institute
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