On September 18, 2020, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique published the new Regulation for the Licensing of Infrastructure and Petroleum Operations in Mozambique by means of Decree No. 84/2020 ("RLIPO"). Effective as of the date of its publication, RLIPO replaces the previous regulation on the subject, Ministerial Diploma No. 272/2009. While not significantly different from the previous regulation, RLIPO brings some improvements to the licensing of petroleum infrastructures.