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Falklands' program to monitor social effects of hydrocarbons development

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 15:13 UTC
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The project is co-funded by FIG, Premier and Noble oil companies The project is co-funded by FIG, Premier and Noble oil companies

The Falkland Islands government discussed and agreed proposals from the Policy Department on a Social Effects monitoring program in respect of hydrocarbons development, according to the report on the latest Executive Council meeting.

The program will identify a range of social indicators to identify, quantify and assess the social and cultural effects (both positive and negative) of the development of hydrocarbons in the Falklands.

The results will be the subject of regular review and remedial action where necessary. The project is co-funded by FIG, Premier and Noble.

Likewise a proposed paper to agree the Code of Practice for the procurement of local goods and services by the oil industry and their contractors was withdrawn prior to the meeting, due to incomplete consideration of some legal issues.

Members expressed concern at this late intervention and discussed the issues involved. The revised paper will be resubmitted for the next meeting.

Executive Council was attended by MLAs Barry Elsby, Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers.

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  • golfcronie

    Take note Argentinians, that's the way to do things, think before you act.

    Oct 22nd, 2014 - 03:42 pm 0
  • M_of_FI

    They might not think but at least they have a Think!

    Oct 22nd, 2014 - 05:25 pm 0
  • Briton

    And that's only part time thinking..

    Oct 22nd, 2014 - 06:23 pm 0
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