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Falklands issues public consultation for the oil industry

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The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, has issued a public consultation document covering the taxation regime for oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands and their associated supply chain partners. This consultation will be open until Friday 6 April 2018 for responses from interested parties, which will be summarized and fed into final policy and legislative design later during 2018. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    Regarding Falklands oil exploration, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana stated in February 2010, that his Government would take 'all measures necessary to preserve our rights' and also reiterated that Argentina had a 'permanent claim' on the islands, saying 'Buenos Aires would complain to the UN over the oil project and might take the case to the International Courts of Justice in the Hague.' (British Drilling for Falklands Oil Threatens Argentine Relations, Pope F. 13 Feb 2010 & Potential Drilling off Falklands Provokes Tensions Between UK & Argentina IRRU News 17 Feb 2010).

    Court action seems to be taking a long time?

    Falklands – Territorial Waters: https://www.academia.edu/10574593/Falklands_Islands_Territorial_Waters

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    In plain Engrish what our friendly prop..., Mr. Spink... is avoiding to say is...:
    - Them Engrish Oilies are pressing hard for..., at least a 50% reduction on all previous accorded taxation royalties and decomissioning agreements...

    Take it or leave it...

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • FitzRoy

    @Think, I think you probably haven't read the above article properly. Do try harder.

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    I THINK I have Mr. Fitz Roy...

    Care to elucidate this auld Patagonian where in the article is a contradiction of what I said above...?

    Yours
    El Think...

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    Care to elucidate this auld British person where in the article it mentions a 50% reduction on all previous accorded taxation royalties and decommissioning costs.
    Yours El Golfcronie.

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • womble

    Golfcronie, the article DOESN'T mention the reduction in royalty payments. That's Think's point. Why doesn't it? Because it would be too embarrassing. FIG are giving away the future royalty payments, which are based on actual production, in the hope they'll get some tax crumbs one day. And oil companies are experts are fiddling profit figures and taxable earnings......

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Mr. Womble ain't no turnip in all things Oilies..., I reckon...

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    Womble, where does it say that the FIG are giving away future royalty payments?

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Another step on the road ....... Argentina is impotent. Must be frustrating.

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 08:29 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Three questions any Thinking Kelper should ask him-herself about this “Oilies Public Consultation”

    A) Was it issued 'cause the FIG(leaf) was bored and thought it would be a good idea to renegotiate all those agreed and sign contracts with them Engrish Oilies...?

    B) Was it issued 'cause them Engrish Oilies want to contribute significatively more monies to the Falkland/Malvinas Exchequer...?

    T) Was it issued 'cause them Engrish Oilies want to contribute significatively less monies to the Falkland/Malvinas Exchequer...?

    All me money on...: T) , as in THINK...

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 08:54 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Yup, as I said ..................... frustrating for the impotent Malvinista.

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    I Think me auld Kelper geezer mates would agree with you...
    Frustating indeed to be fkucked be them mainland Engrish for centuries...
    Frustrating indeed to be fkucked again with this All Engrish Pirate Oil Ponzi scheme...

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Strange that the Islanders should choose to retain their links with the UK in that 2013 Referendum then Think? Don't you think?

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Not strange at all...!
    Them Kelpes they're British..., aint them...?
    You people luuuuuuuuuv being spanked by a master... ;-)

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Nope, those people are Falkland Islanders 1st, and British 2nd. As I am English 1st, and British 2nd.

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    “Those people are Falkland Islanders 1st, and British 2nd”...
    ... Says an Engrish copper in need of creating some evidence that a group of British militarily backed British Individual Citizens..., squatting Britishly in the antipodes of the British Heartland..., are a “People”...

    Suuuuuuure..., laddie
    Suuuure...

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Doesnt matter what they are called, they have been there since the 18th Century long before Argentina existed. The squatters from the United Provinces were escorted off the Islands in 1833.

    Argentina will finally twig they cant colonise the Falkland Islands within 25 years... ;-)

    Yet more disappointment for the aspiring Colonialist Nazi Turnip Twinkle.

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Squatters Think? Owners..... the squatters were Argentine in 1832 & 1982. Albeit not for long

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Back to the Oily business... the central theme of this article...
    Questions remain...:

    A) Was this Oilies Public Consultation issued 'cause the FIG(leaf) was bored and thought it would be a good idea to renegotiate all those agreed and sign contracts with them Engrish Oilies...?

    B) Was this Oilies Public Consultation issued 'cause them Engrish Oilies want to contribute significatively more monies to the Falkland/Malvinas Exchequer...?

    T) Was this Oilies Public Consultation issued 'cause them Engrish Oilies want to contribute significatively less monies to the Falkland/Malvinas Exchequer...?

    All me money on...: T) , as in THINK...

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • The Voice

    Oily? Slimy? Think…. Yesssss.. definately!

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Questions still remain...:

    A) Was this Oilies Public Consultation issued 'cause the FIG(leaf) was bored and thought it would be a good idea to renegotiate all those agreed and sign contracts with them Engrish Oilies...?

    B) Was this Oilies Public Consultation issued 'cause them Engrish Oilies want to contribute significatively more monies to the Falkland/Malvinas Exchequer...?

    C) Was this Oilies Public Consultation issued 'cause them Engrish Oilies want to contribute significatively less monies to the Falkland/Malvinas Exchequer...?

    Any answers...?

    Any thoughts...?

    Any suggestions...?

    Feb 27th, 2018 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Seems pretty obvious that it's a Public Consultation Think. It is, what it says on the tin.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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