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Argentina warns Falklands’ oil companies of May 2 deadline when legal actions begin

Thursday, April 26th 2012 - 01:33 UTC
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The ‘Ocean Guardian’ oil rig which spent almost two years drilling in Falklands’ waters The ‘Ocean Guardian’ oil rig which spent almost two years drilling in Falklands’ waters

Argentina once again warned oil companies considered by the Government to be “illegally operating” in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, and reiterated it will press charges against them unless they justify their actions before next Wednesday, May 2.

In a recent statement released to the press, the ministry said that on last April 17th, all oil companies currently performing exploration tasks in the ‘Malvinas basin’ were notified “of their clandestine actions and their consequences” by the Argentine embassy in the United Kingdom.

The companies notified were Argos Resources, Rockhopper Exploration, Borders and Southern PLC, Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd and Desire Petroleum PLC.

The Argentine government has set a May 2 deadline for companies to justify their activities.

“If case of failure to offer a response and once the legal deadline expires, we will issue the corresponding sanctions to every company according to a resolution by the Argentine Energy Secretariat, which considers these activities to be clandestine. The Government will also proceed to press criminal and civil charges,” the ministry warned.

The Foreign Affairs release states that by doing this they “reaffirm Argentina’s decision to defend the nation’s sovereign rights by any peaceful means possible – both legal and diplomatic- as well as the country’s natural resources, which belong to the Argentine people.”
 

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  • Chicureo

    I think it’s important to reflect upon the sincere goals stated by the Argentinean foreign ministry about national natural resource management policy: “The petroleum and fisheries management of the southern Atlantic sea basin is best facilitated by those most concerned about the best interests of all the inhabitants of the area. With the eventual taking of control of the Malvinas resources, the Argentine government will finally be able to prove that Argentina is committed to its Malvinas territorial inhabitants best needs and remains serious about its promises for a peaceful solution with an opportunity to improve communications and the quality of life to the Islanders. A peaceful and timely set of negotiations, need to start as soon as possible to resolve this troublesome misunderstanding exhibited by some misinformed contributers. President Cristina wants only the best for all of her national constituents including those living in the Malvinas.

    Apr 26th, 2012 - 01:45 am 0
  • googer62

    What a load of old twaddle. First off we are not her constituents. Secondly I note she refers to our best interests which is vastly different to our right to self determination. When will she get it into her befuddled old head that the hydrocarbons and fish stocks that are around the Falklands are a resource that belongs to the people of the Falkland Islands, just as those in the Argetines waters belong to Argentina. We are not after your resources (even though we could certainly manage them a darn site better than they are being at the moment) and please, once and for all wake up, smell the coffee and realize that you are not steam rollering your way in and usurping ours.

    Apr 26th, 2012 - 02:23 am 0
  • Malvinero1

    When will she get it into her befuddled old head that the hydrocarbons and fish stocks that are around the Falklands are a resource that belongs to the people of the Falkland
    Unfortunately for the Malvinenses,the Malvinas property it is NOT legally settle.I was taken by force,the population was expelled,lowering the UP flag,and raising the brits flag.Despite,the incredible number of protest,from Argentina to uk,and at least six invitation to settle the matters in a court of justice.well sorry,but it is the law.NO treaty signedwtih rgentina ceding the sovereignity..Argentina has the legal rigth to do so...if not take to the court.Can you ddo that? How come no body complains about that??
    AHAHAHHAAHAHA,squatter...UN does not recognizes self determination,until the legal owners are settle.If you have a property,and the tittles are not clear...welll it is difficult to sale,or swap the property.
    Isee nothing wrong,,what Argentina is doing..Just take Argentina to court and settle the matters..can you??

    Apr 26th, 2012 - 03:40 am 0
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