To be a leading petroleum and mineral regulatory authority in the region & a model for institutional development in Timor-Leste.



Relevant Laws

– TLEA Below are the laws that relevant to the petroleum operation in the TLEA: No. Decree Law Type Download 1. Tax and Duties Law (Law No.8/2008) Tetun | Portuguese | English  2. Environmental Licensing (Decree Law No.5/2011)  Tetun | Portuguese | English 3. Petroleum Taxation Law (Law No. 8/2005) Tetun | Portuguese | English  4. Petroleum Fund […]


The Decree Law No.20/2008 gives the mandate to the ANP to regulate the Downstream Activities. In 2012 the Government of Timor Leste passed the Decree Law No.1/2012 to enable the ANP all phases of Downstream Petroleum Activities in Timor-Leste encompassing supply, trading, transportation, storing, processing, and marketing of petroleum products in Timor-Leste. The Downstream Decree […]


Timor-Leste Exclusive Area (TLEA) refers to the Territory of Timor-Leste as defined by the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and  Law on Maritime Boundaries as amended from time to time, and  Law No.1/2019 of 18  January, first amendment to the Law No.13/2019 of 2nd September on Petroleum Activities Law,  The Laws provides that […]

JPDA (Legal Heritage)

The Timor Sea Treaty, signed between the Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia in 2002, established the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) in the Timor Sea. Under this Treaty, Timor-Leste and Australia control, manage and facilitate exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources in the JPDA, for the benefit of the peoples of Timor-Leste and Australia. Following […]