Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Morocco permits oil drilling off Canaries

Remember that you can still sign the petition against oil exploration as ISLAND reports today:
''Morocco allows oil drilling off Canaries
While controversy continues to rage here over the prospect of exploratory oil drilling off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and the local and regional authorities step up their efforts to block the plans, it has emerged today that Morocco has given permission to an independent UK oil exploration company to begin its drilling not far away.
The Canaries lie just to the left of Cairn's forthcoming explorations
Canary Islands - 18.09.2013 - Scottish firm Cairn Energy is about to begin its search for oil in Moroccan waters following the green light received from the country's government. The sectors chosen lie very close to those for which Spain has authorised Repsol to carry out its exploratory drilling and, needless to say, the news has sparked concern in both Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, which fear the environmental and tourism impact of a potential oil slick on their doorstep. According to the Canarias 7 paper in Las Palmas, Cairn Energy CEO Simon Thompson has now confirmed that a rig will drill to between 500 and 2000 metres below sea level in a preliminary search for possible oil fields in an area of around 3000 square kilometres. The rig is already in the port of Las Palmas.''

1 comment :

Sidratul Muntaha Choudhury said...

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