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Energy & Natural Resources

06 July 2020
Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko Gas Flaring and Minerals and Mining Bills undergo second reading

Nigeria - Streamsowers & Köhn

Two bills relating to the oil and gas industry recently passed their second reading in the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectfully. The Gas Flaring Bill seeks to prohibit gas flaring in Nigeria, while the Minerals and Mining Bill seeks to establish a regulatory framework for the Nigerian mining industry in line with international best practices and create a regulatory authority which will be responsible for ensuring fair competition and encouraging investments in the mining sector.

Author: Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko
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Marcel Meinhardt ComCo opens up gas market in central Switzerland

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

The Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo) recently reviewed whether Energie Wasser Luzern Holding AG and Erdgas Zentralschweiz AG had a dominant position in the natural gas market and whether their refusal to grant grid access qualified as an unlawful refusal to deal. The undertakings ultimately concluded a consensual settlement with ComCo which – combined with the future Gas Supply Act – will likely improve competition in the gas supply market.

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Cassy Schwarz
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