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Oil and gas in Antarctica: El Dorado complex, according to British scientist

Monday, May 21st 2012 - 01:13 UTC
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The prospect of finding oil in Antarctica was discussed at an event in Aberdeen, Scotland last week. Professor David Macdonald from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences examined the fact and fiction surrounding claims that oil and gas reserves could exist in this area. Read full article

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  • KFC de Pollo

    They should ban all exploration in Antarctica. There really isn't any need to go there for oil/gas. Listening Argentina?

    May 21st, 2012 - 01:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MurkyThink

    greediness-- wanting more power.

    May 21st, 2012 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Not a wise option if there is a clear and present danger of disaster. However, as Russia, US, Canada, etc get fully-involved in Arctic oil exploration, the technology for exploration in high-risk environments will start to develop.

    References:
    Petroleum exploration in the Arctic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_exploration_in_the_Arctic

    Global Warming helps out Antartic oil exploration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_exploration_in_the_Arctic

    May 21st, 2012 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7048237.stm

    “UK looks to make Antarctica claim”
    “The move does signal Britain's willingness to join the current rush by countries to try to secure their potential oil and gas rights to seabeds should circumstances change”
    “”It is essentially to safeguard for the future and if (the treaty) is abolished in the future “

    Exploiting resources. That´s what´s colonialism is all about.
    And you know about it.
    You don´t really believe the UK worries about the ”self determination rights” of 1333 malvinenses, do you?

    May 28th, 2012 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    4 Islas: If colonialism is just about exploiting resources, what does that make Argentina's exploitation of its resources, as well as its desire to appropriate and exploit resources of Falkland Islanders?

    Of course many of us do believe that Britain is concerned about the sovereignty and security of the Falkland Islands' community. They have shown that they care, whether by liberating the Falkland Islands on 14 June 1982 at a cost of 255 British lives, and by the 30 years of progressive structuring of governance and economy of the Falkland Islands. It is most encouraging to see the Falkland Islands community develop new resources, and makes every sense that, while the British Antarctic Territories are currently off-limits for petroleum exploration and exploitation, to prepare for that eventuality. In the meantime, it is most gratifying to see a cruise tourism resource building that links BAT, Falklands and South Georgia.

    May 28th, 2012 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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