Niko Resources Ltd. provides the following update.
Notice of Arbitration
RIL, BP and Niko, the contractor group of the D6 block in India, have issued a notice of arbitration on May 9, 2014 to the Government of India seeking the implementation of the “Domestic Natural Gas Pricing Guideline 2014” notified on January 10, 2014.
The continuing delay on part of the Government of India in notifying the price in accordance with the approved formula for the gas to be sold has left the parties with no other option but to pursue this course of action. Without this clarity, the parties are unable to sanction planned investments of close to $4 billion this year. In addition, this will also delay the ability of the parties to appraise and develop other significant discoveries made last year.