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Strong Argentine Reaction to Falklands’ Rockhopper Oil Discovery Announcement

Thursday, May 6th 2010 - 19:23 UTC
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Jorge Taiana, Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana, Argentine Foreign Affairs minister

The Argentine government rejected British oil company Rockhopper Exploration's earlier announcement regarding the finding of oil in Falklands/Malvinas Islands, warning that the government “will take the necessary actions to avoid Great Britain from taking illegal possession of Argentina's non-renewable resources.”

In a statement released by the Argentine Foreign Ministry, the government warned “Argentina will continue condemning this British illegal action before the international courts.”

British oil company Rockhopper Exploration (LON:RKH) earlier said it believed it had made an oil discovery in Falklands North basin, the first oil find of a controversial exploration program in the Falklands waters.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.
Financial Tags: RKH.

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  • jorge!

    Relax!!! So far it is hot air!!!

    If the oil is of good quality, then we should study how to provoke a little earthquake there and that's it!

    May 06th, 2010 - 07:37 pm 0
  • Idlehands

    “Argentina will continue condemning this British illegal action before the international courts.”

    What court is he refering to - other than the court of Argentine public opinion?

    I don't recall Argentina taking this issue to any court. I wonder why?

    May 06th, 2010 - 08:23 pm 0
  • jorge!

    You are right gdr.

    I hope they lose their shares in the oil industry like water between fingers.

    May 06th, 2010 - 08:32 pm 0
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