Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Worst case oil scenario would spell disaster for islands

A study by oil giant Repsol has come to light recently which highlights the dangers that oil drilling near Fuerteventura and Lanzarote could bring to the Canary Islands. The map below shows oil concentrations in the Atlantic in the event of a blow-out of one of the potential wells and the distribution of the floating crude by the Canary Current which flows from north to south through the archipelago. The eastern islands and Morocco would be worst affected by a major oil spill, while the more western islands including La Gomera would escape relatively unharmed. To read more about oil exploration in the Canaries and to sign a petition against it clickHERE. It is also worth considering that the archipelago will have very little economic benefit from oil extraction here.
Source: canariasahora

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