Foreign investors interested in exploring the largest economic sector in the UAE can open companies in Dubai with the purpose of extracting crude petroleum or natural gas. These companies can also act as distributors or wholesale traders of the two products. No matter which of the two natural resources one intends to exploit, there are various laws which they must comply with. Among these are Energy Law and Federal Law No. 3 of 2004 which provide for the extraction of natural gas and crude oil.
It should be noted that natural gas is a raw matter used by energy companies in Dubai. Our company formation consultants in Dubai can offer more information on the regulations related to starting a company for the extraction of natural gas.
Foreign investors who want to open companies in Dubai for the extraction of natural gas must undergo the company formation procedure which implies selecting a business structure, preparing the memorandum and articles of association and filing them with the Trade Register. They must have a local partner in the company will operate in Dubai. The last requirement does not apply if the company is registered in a Dubai free zone.
Following the Dubai company formation, the Trade Register will issue the trade license for the natural gas extraction company. You can count on our company registration agents in Dubai for assistance with the preparation of the documents needed to set up the business.
Just like in the case of companies extracting crude petroleum, the extraction of natural gas will be based on a concession which will be granted by the Ministry for Energy and Water. The terms and conditions imposed to companies extracting natural gas in Dubai are not made public and the concession agreement will usually contain provisions related to the obligation of the company to ensure the extraction does not imply any pollution of the area exploited.
For full information on the legal requirements imposed to companies exploiting natural gas in Dubai, please feel free to contact us. We can also assist if you want to open a company in Dubai in other industries.