POLAND, ALBANIA PLACE ACREAGE ON AUCTION BLOCK
Poland and Albania, respectively the first and last European countries to emerge from Communist rule, have unveiled bidding rounds for oil and gas projects. The goal is to encourage foreign investment in exploration and development. Poland's Ministry of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, Warsaw, announced the schedule for its first bidding round for coalbed methane exploration licenses. Site is the Upper Silesian coal basin.