Organic Law of Gaseous Hydrocarbons

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Field Value
Extractive Sector Oil and Gas
Country Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Year 1999
Natural Resource Charter Precept Precept 2: Accountability and Transparency, Precept 3: Exploration and License Allocation, Precept 4: Taxation, Precept 5: Local Effects, Precept 6: Nationally Owned Resource Companies, Precept 7: Revenue Distribution, Precept 8: Revenue Volatility
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?,
1.1.10a: From 2015 onwards, has the government publicly disclosed signed licences/contracts?,
1.1.7b: Do rules require public disclosure of beneficial owners of extractive companies?,
1.1.5d: Are there rules that companies can follow to appeal licensing decisions?,
1.2.6b: Is the national tax authority required to audit extractive companies?,
1.3.6a: From 2015 onwards, have the procedures governing rehabilitation and closure of extractive projects been adhered to?,
1.4.1a: Are there rules governing fiscal transfers between the government and the SOE?,
1.4.3a: Is the SOE required to publicly disclose annual reports containing information on its finances and operations?,
1.4.7d: Are there rules that require the SOE or government to publicly disclose information on the sale of production by the SOE?,
1.4.10a: Does the SOE have a publicly available code of conduct?,
1.4.3c: Is the SOE required to submit annual reports to the legislature on its commercial, non-commercial (i.e. regulatory) and non-operational activities (i.e. activities not related to resource extraction)?,
2.3.2c: From 2015 onwards, has the government adhered to the numeric rules governing the size of withdrawals from sovereign wealth funds?
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Practice (Both)
Publisher Ministerio de Petróleo y Minas
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Version 2017 Resource Governance Index
Maintainer Natural Resource Governance Institute
Maintainer Email Natural Resource Governance Institute