A member of the Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Committee, Bassem Ngheimesh Al-Gharibawi, revealed on Tuesday that there is parliamentary pressure to legislate the oil and gas law within the House of Representatives.
Al-Gharibawi told Al-Maalouma, “There is a real intention among most of the political forces within the House of Representatives to legislate the law during the next semester.”
He added, “There is a real will to legislate the law in a way that preserves justice in the distribution of wealth among the oil and gas producing governorates.”
He pointed out that “the country needs to legislate the oil and gas law to end the dispute over oil wealth between the center and the region,” stressing that “there is parliamentary pressure to legislate it during the next legislative term.”
The Al-Fatah Alliance parliamentary bloc confirmed the existence of a comprehensive political consensus to pass the oil and gas law, indicating that Parliament is awaiting the government’s completion of the final draft of the law.