The US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the founding of their national EITI MSG.
Guyana is expected to become major oil producer in 2020s.
Wednesday 25 October: The EITI Board approved Guyana’s application to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Manila on 25 October. Guyana became the latest country to implement the EITI, the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources.
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair of the EITI, said:
Government, industry and citizens unite to promote transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining industries.
Wednesday 25 October - The EITI Board approved Mexico’s application to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Manila on 25 October. The EITI is the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources.
On 31 December 2017, an important provision of the 2016 EITI Standard comes into force. It requires implementing countries to make their EITI data available in open data formats. This is quite easily achieved and an important step in ensuring that EITI data is publicly accessible and contributes to public debate.
Ecuador highlights desire for responsible mining
On 5 March Ecuador’s Mining Minister Rebeca Illescas committed to implement the EITI Standard. The commitment was made at “Ecuador Day” at the PDAC in Toronto on 5 March. Minister Illescas stressed that joining the EITI is “ very important for the government as an step to ensure mining is developed in the country following the best practices in the industry