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Royal Decree 96/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Oil and Gas to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

2020/96 96/2020

Arabic

We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 2/2008 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Oil and Gas and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

Royal Decree 49/2014 Establishing the Public Authority for Mining and Promulgating Its System

Royal Decree 40/2018 Assigning Some Competences

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The name of the “Ministry of Oil and Gas” is hereby amended to the “Ministry of Energy and Minerals” and its competences are hereby determined in accordance with the attached Annex 1.

Article II

The organisational structure of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached Annex 2.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Public Authority for Mining are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

Article IV

The employees of the Public Authority for Mining are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals with their same financial grades.

Article V

The phrases “Ministry of Oil and Gas” and “Public Authority for Mining” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees are hereby replaced with the phrase “Ministry of Energy and Minerals.”

The phrases “Minister of Oil and Gas”; “Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Mining”; and “Executive President of the Public Authority for Mining” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees are hereby replaced with the phrase “Minister of Energy and Minerals.”

Article VI

The Public Authority for Mining is hereby abolished, and all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions is hereby repealed.

Article VII

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 28 Dhu Al-Hijja 1441
Corresponding to: 18 August 2020

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1353 issued on 19 August 2020.


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