[fse-esf] Exploration of offshore oil in Guyane by Shell stopped by lack of authorization
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Wed Jun 13 16:01:54 CEST 2012
for your information
Please find below a short dispatch explaining that exploration of offshore
oil in Guyane (french Guyane) by Shell will be stopped by lack of
athorization. (here is *the article of Le
More generally, the new Environment Minister announced she will review all
oil and gas permits existing, and the mining code will be reformed.
This is a great victory because these decisions are the results of the huge
mobilisation we have in France against shale gas / fracking for one year
and a half now.
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Shell oil exploration off Guiana stalled -Le Monde
PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) - The French government has put on hold plans by
Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in four exploratory sites off the coast
of French Guiana while it carries out a review of how permits are awarded,
Le Monde newspaper said on Wednesday.
Shell had been expecting to receive authorisation on Thursday to begin
looking for oil in the sites 150 kilometres off the coast of the French
overseas territory, the paper said.
Instead, it will have to wait for an "in-depth and general" study to be
carried out into the issuing of oil permits, the paper quoted the French
ecology and energy ministry as saying.
The goal for the new government under Socialist President Francois Hollande
is, according to the paper, to revise the French mining code that governs
such matters, as previous reforms of it had barely taken into account the
This reform is a priority for new ecology minister Nicole Bricq, the paper
The Zaedyus oil basin, at a depth of 6,000 metres, could generate
production of 300 million barrels of oil, "an opportunity for France to
reduce its black gold imports and a godsend for Guiana, where unemployment
is very high", Le Monde cited Shell France head Patrick Romeo as saying.
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