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Falklands construction booming: permission for second 80 bedroom hotel

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Building continues at a steady rate in the Falkland Islands with 15 applications approved for construction in the capital Stanley, including permission for an 80 bedroom employees hotel for oil exploration technical staff, according to the latest Planning and Building Committee meeting. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    WOW The Oil Companies are really coming to town, GOOD LUCK to all FALKLANDERS.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 08:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Perhaps some unemployed Argentineans that are in the building game could get work there.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    Such an evident and coarse campaing to show the opposite of reality: oil industry is not booming these days, least in the islands. And companies are not fighting among themselves to get into the area. Let us be clear, honest and serious. ALl of a sudden a lot of good news on the booming oil industry in the islands is simply out of reality. Stop lying

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Fighting reality Alejomartinez? No good applying to build when the industry is booming - that is too late. Buildings need to be up by then :-)

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands construction booming: permission for second 80 bedroom hotel”

    so an 80 room hotel is considered “construction booming” in the

    now it is even funnier when you realize that this “hotel” is just a pile of containers which do not even have windows.

    these isleters and their sense of architecture...LOL

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Well its a small population but strangely they can afford to pay for things.
    Hows your anaratic settlement on emergancy rations again?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Article says...:
    “The company, ARGOS LTD. was given..... planning permission for a 80 bedroom employees hotel.....for the next oil exploration drilling round...
    The company plan the development on Rowlands Estates land which is currently used for grazing horses...”

    I say...:
    What a lot of bollocks....
    ANYBODY minimally following the Engrish Pirate Oil Adventure in the South Atlantic knows that ARGOS LTD. is next in the extinction list started by DESIRE PETROLEUM...
    I wager the 211 pesos in my wallet that, this time next year, ARGOS LTD. will be no more and that them horses will still be grazing on that very field...

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    a “hotel” for the isleters is the same as a jail in gabon.
    the words construction, architecture, engineering and design are out of their poor, poor vocabulary.
    they should be jailed for offending bon goût.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Twinkie poo. Those Pesos are not accepted in Dunoon, and, they won't even buy a bottle of single malt in Chubut. You will have to go on the streets again…

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Capt Silver - I think Mrs Think will be more excited given that the coming oil boom will likely increase demand for a certain profession. An indirect way perhaps for Argentina to benefit from the large amounts of foreign currency expected to flood into the local economy.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3. Seems strange to spend millions on something that will never happen. But perhaps argieland could learn something and get rid of all those 'villas miserias'.
    @5. Have you visited
    Seems to be lots of windows!
    @7. Wow! Last of the big gamblers. £15.82. Don't you have any more money than that? I seem to recall you riding your stallion around your Chubut estate. Do you still own the animal? Could be worth US$45,000 (383,219.84 AR pesos). Do you know anything about horses? Or is it just a sway-backed hack?
    @8. And how long did you spend in a 'jail in gabon'? A 'jail in gabon' or a 'villa' in argieland? What a choice. Muddy trackways, only stolen power, murder a fact of everyday life, piles of ordure on the trackways, water a luxury. Then there's Gabon!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    Is this one of those new KFC hotels she runs with Lazaro Baez? Despite all the smoke, shes no mug when it comes to investing in private jet hire and cutting a deal; busniess is business, even with pirates; meh.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    8. Paul, Can you post us all the links to 80+ room hotels currently being built in Buenos Aires?
    If there's enough room, maybe you'll need 2 posts...

    Think and Paul's jealousy is delicious.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    “I'll wager the 211 pesos in my wallet”

    Bahahahaha that's how much my pizza cost tonight.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    so pizza eh?
    and then they ask why they are so freaking fat...LOL

    this government is the worst shite for construction industry, except for building new hotels.
    so i guess you nailed it.

    in brief: +/- 500 new 5 star hotels, 1 of them 6 stars.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh gosh an Rg announcement of something coming in the future.

    Sorry how about a hotel that has broken ground and is under construction....with a real opening date.

    6 Stars my my are we thinking highly of themselves.

    Sounds like a bullet train to Rosario or a train tunnel to Chile
    I wouldn't hold by breath waiting.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Pauly no no no! We asked for a list of hotels under construction not brothels... Bahahahahaha Boludo!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    17. Some of those links date back to 2012. So if they haven't broken ground yet they're not coming.

    Its always the same there, fake PR stunts to look like something is happening and then, nada.
    You can never confirm with the other side, only the Rg side announces but not Hilton, how come?


    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    something coming in the future?
    sorry for the links, i forgot you were another monoglot.
    but if you were able to read in anothet language, you would realize that many are finished, and most of them in construction.

    even in cities like córdoba, barilcoche, etc, they are building 5 star hotels and offices everywhere.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Sweetie, I think its you who can't read what you post. None of those are in BA as I asked. Only 1 is under construction.
    And let me tell you, when I moved in 2001 there were lots of buildings that looked like the Radisson does now. Built but with no windows. They sat there for YEARS before they were completed.
    I wouldn't hold your breath.
    Even the Radisson site says coming soon and if it was going to be done in the next year or two they'd be taking reservations.

    The construction industry is collapsed in Argentina. There are 1000s of uncompleted projects. Only a utter retard would be building anything there now with no one to occupy it when its done.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    HAA!! that moron paulie actually posted links, how much free time do you have? Jesus, we are aware there are hotels in Argentina, you are so fucking stupid lol

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @5 and 7
    Do you think that Argos will spend thousands of US$ to hire an 80 bed luxury accommodation for oil workers if they are about to go broke don't think so . How many Islanders are there? maybe 1700 perhaps, with the oil workers that is an increase of 9.5% more people to spend money in the Islands. I suggest you Google SNOOZEBOX .COM if you REALLY want to see the accommodation, but I suspect you won't. So don't come on here with all your negative thoughts if you have not researched it.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    I wonder how these much hyped “80 Bedrooms Hotels” chosen by the Oil Companies for Malvinas do look like...

    Are they “cozy accomodations in architectonical pact with the pristine Malvinas windblown nature” or just “a pile of modified shipping containers without windows” as our resident Argentinean construction expert Mr. Paulcedron says...?

    I found this picture of a 160 rooms Snoozebox Hotel from the 2012 London Olympics...
    Judge for yourself...:

    Pretty... huhhhhhhhhh...?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    23. Regardless of the architectural esthetic, its more than what's being constructed in let's say CHUBUT or even Dundoon.
    Whichever place you claim to be from at the moment

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    good one
    and that shite would be like a luxury hotel for these 3rd class isleters.

    boludous various
    now i dont have more time to answer all your bullshite because im heading to palermo to watch the best polo championship in the world.
    you know, the best polo, the most beautiful women, perfect climate, and me: perfect combination, while you are stuck in those stinky islets.

    suck it up, losers.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Falklands construction booming: permission for second 80 bedroom hotel”

    This IS good news for the Falkland Islanders. The clue is in the headline, 2nd!! not just 1 80 bedroom hotel...but 2 80 bedroom hotels.

    So much for the “ oil industry is not booming these days, least in the islands.” huh Alejomartinez? huh???

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Any hotel in Argentina would be far too far away to serve the promising oil industry in the Falkland Islands. Would imagine most of the oil workers will prefer to go to either Chile or Uruguay for some R&R rather than Argentina. They probably like to watch Top Gear as well.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    What Pablo fails to understand that what is being installed is temporary accommodation for the oil workers and not hotels for tourists visiting the Islands.
    The workers will be happy with the accommodation provided, there reason for being there is the money they will be earning for doing a job and the accommodation will be part of their remuneration package.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ché Cedron...

    I have a request that needs your expertise...
    I'm renovating a little guest shed and I can't source locally the proper windows for it....
    They should look something like this...:
    1) They must be made of wood...
    2) They must be top-notch quality...
    3) They must have room for thick double glazing (~2 cm)
    Could you suggest any producer?

    Thanks in advance
    El Think.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    That's probably the biggest project going on in Chubut and Dundoon.

    You can always but whatever you need in the USA.
    Ooops that's right, you can't.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Yankee Cokehead at (30)
    At least this project got windows...
    Unlike those Malvinas Shoebox hotels...

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Your shed must be cold to need 2cm double gazing units !

    Pablo might suggest using the the mucked out straw from his polo ponies for your floor to keep you warm,

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You have no idea what these 2 x 80 bed TEMPORARY accommodation hotels look like as they have not even left the point of origen yet. Anyway suck it up .Hey Paul you got the names of those top tier oil companies names yet. Still waiting. Paul said that 100 top oil companies were working in PATO MUERTE and I asked him to name only 9. No answer yet so I won't hold my breath.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    33 golfcronie

    You wll be waiting a long time

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    You Islanders are so blinded by $$ signs in your eyes that you can't see whats happening. The oil companies are going to fill these shipping containers with hordes of drunken oil workers who are going to lay seige to your little hamlet.

    After the smoke has cleared and money has left those wind swept rocks you are all going to be left there looking at those rusting hulks of containers for the rest of your lives.

    If there's so much promise and money to go around tell these oil companies to build a nice looking hotel so in the end you have something tourists would want to stay in.
    I understand you island dwellers are used to being born and raised in the tin shacks at the moment, but please have a touch of class. Going from a tin shack to a steel box may seem like a step up, but please try to raise the bar a little higher.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    31. Sure it does. Pretending to live somewhere must get so tiring.

    Anyhoo Klingon that scenario may well play out in Argentina but not in a civilized place.
    Its so funny Rgs think everyplace is run as poorly as their horrible country.
    Psst its not.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @30 Klingon

    Hi clueless Klingon, these units are being supplied under a fixed contract, when the contract expires they will be removed by the contractors.
    Not like your permanent settlements in “villa miseria”

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Why do the Argies not read or research the subject at hand, TEMPORARY means as @37 says they WILL be removed after the oil companies have finished the exploration phase in the FALKLANDS. Maybe in the future when and if a decent amount and commercial oil has been found then maybe they will decide to build permanent accommodation which will be built to the standard that the FALKLAND Government specify.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    I had no idea Argentines lived in the kind of poverty usually associated to the African continent. No wonder they are so desperate to receive foreign aid.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    They have defaulted on US$ 100 billion so little wonder they live in Villas Miseria
    They say they won't pay it back but the truth is they can't ,they are broke.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    More good news from the Falkland Islands.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    no doubt CFK will be screaming to the UN that the islanders are concreting over their territory for homes for the

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    paulcedron also known as mamarracho No.1.

    Most beautiful women in the world - also known as the women with the biggest feet in the world!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Paul,Think and Klingon- as others have said - these will be a prefab temporary structure - not shipping containers - but modern prefab units that meet UK and EU regulations, warm, well lit with windows etc, comfortable for what they are designed for.
    2 yrs ago the oil rig and support staff lived in short term rented houses in Stanley and some hotels. That space is now fully occupied so another solution is needed.
    So its nothing new - just they will be living in different buildings to last time.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Paul I found another oil company drilling in PATO MUERTA it's called Madalena Energy a junior oil company, So that is 2 I know of tell us the other 98 top oil companies pretty please.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (44) Islander1

    1) Premier Oil has signed a contract with Snoozebox for the provision of a temporary hotel to Malvinas...

    2) Snoozebox has currently ONLY ONE model of temporary hotel...
    a) It's made of Standard 40 feet ISO Shipping Containers...
    b) It has four cubicles per Container...
    c) Each cubicle has an area of ~6 square meters... That's about 65 square feet...
    d) It has NO WINDOWS other than that little round hole on the door...
    As usual, you don't have to take my word for it... See for yourself...:

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    that “hotel” (lol) only shows:
    the lack of respect for the honest oil worker, who clearly will be treated like shite in the islets.
    the lack of ideas regarding the design of dwellings with containers, but what do you expect from some drunk english architect/ engineer?.
    the lack of ideas about construction.
    the lack of money, as long as they have to hire a 4th class company like snoozebox.

    now, you want some good designs / products with ship containers?
    here you have, you ignorant isleters:

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Still waiting on the 98 top class oil companies working on PATO MUERTA Paul

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    Apache, Petrobras, Exxon, Shell, Petronas, Chevron, Pan American Energy, Total, Sinopec, Roch, Enap Sipetrol, Wintershall, Pluspetrol and the list goes on and on.

    now compare them with premier (lol) and what was the name of the other?

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think - as yet no details produced for any planning approval in Falklands. If what you show is approved for EU use and is what the Oil Companies are happy with for short term temp use here then I guess it may be that is what they request. So maybe I was wrong to assume they would be a sort of modern portacabin type version. But they seem very comfortable inside with modcons - for the purpose required - somewhere for itinerant workers to sleep!
    hell plenty of cruise ship passenger cabins don't have windows(portholes) either! The ide is you go to your room to SLEEP - you relax in the communal lounges/messes etc. These guys will do 6-8 weeks on - then 6-8 weeks back home in UK. Standard wherever in the world they go I think.
    Don't see a problem with them as this type would definatley be temporary and removed after end of drilling round. A more upmarket system could stay for a few years if needed.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Paul, only another 88 top oil companies to go, keep going or you have been proved a lier. not one of us has compared PATO MUERTA oil companies with the FALKLANDS. And Think do you not realise that we are not that stupid to think that a photo of a truck with a module on board is a hotel;. Let me enlighten you the link you gave is to transport the modules to their final position. Christ you lot are thick.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    50 Islander

    Not to worry. I'm sure the workers will be quite happy with their new accommodations.

    “Think” and “Pablo Prostituto” are probably not capable of understanding, as they have nothing comparable to go by.
    Don't forget, they are using their own local terms of reference.

    Surely the Falklands version will look better than this, but not hold anywhere near as many people !

    Seems to be a “building boom” going on somewhere.
    I'm sure the Falklands shelters will be better - and NOT permanent like these.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 02:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you lot should be prosecuted for treating honest oil workers as if they were slaves.
    nobody deserves to live in that hole you call “hotel”.

    if that is a hotel for you, i don't want to imagine the rest of the hotels of the islets. yuck.
    then you ask why tourists don´t want to go back to the ilsets never in their puta life. lol

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 02:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    LOL Pimply Pablo !!!

    You are so funny!

    What will you be 'righteously indignant' about next??

    Do you stable boys have to sleep with the ponies at this Polo tourney you're working at???

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 03:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I am sure the workers won't worry too much about their accommodation considering their salary expectations. They are only for sleeping after all.

    However their construction is another nail in Argentina's flailing attempts to stop the Falkland Islanders exploiting their own resources.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 03:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    55 Anglotino

    I've worked in the oil camps, up north - pretty damn good money!

    Positions only came up when someone got injured.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yeah most people couldn't give a damn about temporary accommodation while their on a 4/1 or 7/2 FIFO.

    During our recent resources boom you should have seen some of the accommodation in WA towns. But when you could earn $100,000 for flipping burgers why would you care.

    Temporary accommodation is just that, temporary. While it is nice if it looks nice, most people couldn't give a damn. What it does signify though, is that most of Think's whining comments about how the whole oil exploration and exploitation of the Falkland Islands was not eventuatinh, were clearly a load of bollocks.

    So now he is reduced to criticising the architectural merits of this construction with an unemployed 'construction worker' because it is clear he is unable to spin this any other way than as a success.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    57 Anglotino

    The typical oil worker is well paid and well taken care of, especially those that travel to remote operations overseas.

    Accommodation is usually comfortable, but not luxurious - food excellent, and lots of it.

    Most workers are glad to have the work !

    Funny how the only ones to complain are the Argies, rather than the people who have lived in them, or will live in them.

    Thinkety- chuckle - chuck ... !!

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Well the Falkland Islands will be looking for workers. Guess some lucky Chileans will be earning salaries in nice hard currency such as US dollars. Work for a year and buy a house outright.

    I don't think I ever told you that my brother from another mother who lives in Calgary works 4 on 4 off in RUSSIA. A diesel mechanic no less. 6 months work per year, mortgage free and the kids all have college funds. Though the youngest wants to be a pro hockey player so it might not be needed. Hehe.

    Anyway. Opportunities like the Falklands can set you up for life. Alas no Argentines will partake. Just watch from the side lines sniping.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (50) Islander1
    I'm not contesting the adequacy of those container cubicles as temporary habitations for them Oil workers...
    (They'll get double the area as my HMG Shelter has! ;-)

    What I am contesting is the “Window Dressing” by the FIG(leaf) of the placement of 40 TEMPORARY ISO CONTAINERS on a grazing green near Puerto Estanley as a “Construccion Boom” in Malvinas...

    That's, in noway, a “Construction Boom”...

    Not even if we throw in Colleen's shop renewal, Bruce's upstairs dormitory, Eddie's lorry hardstand, Nadia's, Samantha's, Adam's, Ian's, Dave's, Gerald's and Arlene's building dispensations or even the Scouts Hut new flagpole...

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You were not contesting etc , well google Caledonian Modular and look at Tulip Inn, this was built for a Dublin Hotel chain and they were very pleased with the final result, and this was for tourists,

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Anything on sanitation and drainage and environmental concerns? Just asking.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You don't think that the ISLANDERS shit in their homes like the Argies did in 1982, seriously they will certainly have everything sorted before the units arrrive it will be part of the building control measures.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This is for the Argentine trolls, several questions:

    1-When was the last time a country names Argentina possessed a population of people on the Falklands?

    2-Why did Argentina not say anything in the 1841 treaty with the English....not until 1888 then in 1941?

    3-In the mind of RG trolls, does proximity determine sovereignty?

    4-Even if sovereignty was not with the Falklands and UK, do you trolls know you LOST a war? Since when do losers experience any spoils of war?

    Get over the Falklands are not Argentine and work on containing 40% inflation, negative growth, capital flight, job losses, increasing poverty, loss of democracy, and, and ...........

    And to the idiot troll who keeps emailing me about not moving around in Boston, Boston has no snow you fucking moron, Buffalo does. Buffalo is like 500 miles from Boston. Go to a no La Campora school and learn geography you buffoon. I live in cold winters, do you actually think it bothers me more than an inconvenience?

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    59 Anglotino

    “Well the Falkland Islands will be looking for workers. Guess some lucky Chileans will be earning salaries in nice hard currency such as US dollars. Work for a year and buy a house outright.

    I don't think I ever told you that my brother from another mother who lives in Calgary works 4 on 4 off in RUSSIA. A diesel mechanic no less. 6 months work per year, mortgage free and the kids all have college funds.”

    Good example.
    There are many personal success stories like that for those who are willing to work.

    And I suppose that's only if their own government doesn't screw it up.

    Argentines could have been doing this sort of thing, instead of mucking out polo pony stables for the wealthy few, or providing other services for their new masters.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    This is hilarious, thinks indignation and jealousy is palpable.

    The Falkands are a population of 2000-3000 people, yet they have a new temporary dock, new temporary accommodation for oil workers, a new multi-million dollar exploration campaign in 2015-2016, and then oil development.

    The nearer it gets the more desperate and jealous he will become.

    Poor think....desperate and jealous.

    Cost per kelper....hahahaahahahahah

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    The accommodation being planned is precisely as specified as desired by the oil companies. Good quality (not luxury; quality and luxury are not the same thing), about the same as a UK Premier Inn in terms of room size, furnishings and décor, and with a few other activities (a list of options was provided) available on site plus better than average food.

    So whilst it's nice that you deadbeats are concerned for us that we may be doing this wrongly, the customer is more than happy. So please don't worry your sore, sour, jealous little minds about it.

    I read one of Toby's pathetic little offerings yesterday (I forget which thread) and it reminded me that I would love £100 for each time he has declared “case closed” or “end of story”. I would also love £100 for each of Think's coffin nails. If I had all those £100s I could retire.

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Inspiring Shipping Container Home Designs

    come gentlemen, we can show these argy complainers how to give comfort for little.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you can design great homes, hotels, temporary hotels, whatever you want with containers.
    but for that, you need an ARCHITECT.
    something you dont have in the islets.

    there are great examples even for portable hotels, as i wisely pointed out in one of my several good posts.

    next step is organizing a boycott against those 4th class companies of the islets.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    “69” Pablo ComfortBoy

    We would ask you to send over your architects, but we don't want the “Argentine Villa” design that's so popular in BA, and houses 100's of thousands.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    So, take that next step Paul-carrion.
    Take it now.
    Your boycott. Imprison those oil executives. Sanctions! Now!
    Send in the Gripens!
    Cut off Aid!
    Oops! One minute. ...
    I forgot. You are so completely powerless that you have to decorate buses for Christmas. ...
    Bwahahahahahah a a!
    no more Aid from the UK.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    And still no answers from the RG trolls.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    paulie just shouts in the wind. No substance, whatsoever. The fool.
    Sad really, but a good example of the desperation to which Argentina has sunk to.
    Argentina has no real future to speak of. Give it 5 years, and they will begging for access to a free market and WB loans.

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  • golfcronie

    Paul, you really have no concept of these hotels do you. The client specifies what he wants as regards the hotels and the company sends them to him. They are already made so no need for architects as they are off the shelf. I am surprised that Buenos Aires do not make them as they would be great for Villa 31 upgrade or maybe they would be too good.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    If thats the state of their hotels, just imagine what the foods like.

    “Whats on the menu tonight”? “Boiled penguin and for desert we have sheeps brains on toast”.

    Can't you inbreds see we are trying to help. The oil company doesn't give a fu*k about anything but the bottom line. Now is the time to hold there feet to the fire and make them supply something decent.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @75 you are a typical Argie who fuck all, still not surprised with your education system. Anyhow not to worry you wont be sleeping in them anyway. Once they are operational I expect we will be able to show some wonderful pictures. Must be better than VILLA 31 surely at least the hotels will have decent sanitation. By the way why was it neccessary for your military to shit in the homes of the FALKLANDERS, dirty bastards. I suppose the food in the Villas is fine cuisine.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Something decent for what?

    It's just bloody temporary accommodation for foreign workers. It's not urban redevelopment.

    People need perspective.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    oh, hi Skip. Hello mate!
    Glad to have some one here who can bring some perspective.
    Do put in, when you can.

    No need from the 'mainland' hahahaha! I just bet Chile and Uruguay can't wait to get onboard. My friend in the FCO is saying that Brazil is making sure its 'interest and support' is recognised!
    Happy to help, seems to be the atttitude that they are expressing....


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  • paulcedron

    “It's just bloody temporary accommodation for foreign workers. It's not urban redevelopment. ”

    spot on.
    but then, why this 4th class newspaper write this headline in bold, capital letters?

    “Falklands construction booming: permission for second 80 bedroom hotel”

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    29 Think
    Expensive option there Mr.Think....
    They look like Sash windows....Double glazed UPVC sash windows are more expensive than normal, but not too much and are quite common...
    ...but when you are looking for wooden sash...custom size.. you are then in the realm of “speciality” and that costs....
    For cold areas they are also not great as they gaskets rebated into the wood to form the seal when closed tend to the UPVC they are built into the design...
    I have double glazed old sash windows a few times by routing the rebate to take a 20 mm Argon filled unit...finished with silicone and a wooden bead....looks good, you can also purchase a gasket set online as well....
    It's also pretty simple to make sash windows....if you have the kit....(Decent bench saw, router and a biscuit jointer and a couple of sash clamps)
    This old place is 150 year old and has 24 Sash windows.....I'm what you might call experienced.....;-)))
    Before anyone screams off's about as interesting as Gerald Cheeks's sun room on the north side of his home at 9 Biggs a matter of fact it is interesting as my Sun room (conservatory) is South facing and gets the sun all day...So in the Southern Hemisphere it must be opposite...well I never....

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (80) Mr. Voice
    Bloody unpractical sash windows, indeed they are...
    Very uncommon down here in Patagonia...
    Rumour goes that the place was build by some Oregon gold digger...
    Just trying to keep the spirit of the shed with them windows...
    (And playing with the idea of throwin' a green roof over it :-)

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 02:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    77 Skip

    “Something decent for what?

    It's just bloody temporary accommodation for foreign workers. It's not urban redevelopment.

    People need perspective.”

    They sure do, Skip!!

    Feel free to slap down the Trolls when they say something stupid!!

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 04:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sallus

    ohhhh noooo, a huge 80 room hotel!!! and it is called a construction boom!! hahahahha.....Leaves me to wonder if the people who inhabit the Falklands are one of those, let me settle here and close the door to anyone else who wishes to come here as well??

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 04:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @83 Sallus Farce

    “ohhhh noooo, a huge 80 room hotel!!! and it is called a construction boom!! hahahahha..”

    ummm, that is a 2.7% increase to the population - not inconsequential.

    @83 Farce
    “ ...Leaves me to wonder if the people who inhabit the Falklands are one of those, let me settle here and close the door to anyone else who wishes to come here as well??”

    ??? What makes you say that? Surely it sounds like people are coming there from all over the world, to work and do business!

    Sallus Farce,
    You are so-o-o... jealous!
    Many friendly industrious Chileans have come to live and settle in the Falklands, as well as other nationalities and ethnicities.

    I suppose you are disappointed and angry that Argentina tore up their agreements with the Falklands.

    Naturally, it is the perogative of the FIG and FI Immigration, as to who can join the community.
    I'm sure they only want those who are trustworthy and an asset.

    Sorry, not up to you!


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  • Lord Ton

    LOL I can see that Think is miffed - still with the new Visit Falklands canpaign in London, maybe the 'hotel' can be used by holiday makers? However it works, someone in the islands is making money :-)

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    85 Roger

    ...and this is just the beginning.

    84 Sallus (Farce)

    The Islanders are well within their rights to forbid any Argentines from being part of their community, purely by whether they like you, or not.

    In your case, it's “not”.

    It's as simple as that.

    Do you feel that's discrimination ?

    Too bad. It's not up to you.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 06:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Two x 80 beds is nearly a 5% population growth.
    The falklands has a really tiny population but argenita s obsssesed with the islands

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Seems Sallus and a pail can't read very well.

    There's more to this construction boom than a second hotel. I think 13 OTHER applications were mentioned.

    And all happening under British sovereignty and not Argentinean.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    oblak is top quality, even for wooden windows.
    but they haven't sash windows in their wood catalogue.

    try with this

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon


    What about using double glased aluminum windows and painting them with wood trim? A lot of hassle to go to.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Aluminium conducts cold and hence are not as energy efficient as wood in insulating.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sallus

    hhahahahahhha...excuse me for not laughing harder, you could get 15 permits on one site and you arguments about population growth...hahahahah.....darn it, I think I drooled over my keyboard I am still laughing. The other permits are probably to put oblak or the paint with wood trim. thanks for the laugh...

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Thanks to all that demonstrated an interest in this humble Patagonian window predicament...
    I Think I will have to pay a visit to one of them excellent carpenters in Chiloé....

    (85) Mr. Lorton
    As the owner of a substantial position(*) of Borders & Southern Petroleum shares....., I have all the right, even the obligation to be slightly miffed at the shameless amount of ramping and disinformation going on in here...
    (*) In 2012 this humble Patagon, received, as an introduction to Capitalism, a gift of 50£ worth of BOR shares from my generous foe and financial adviser, Cmdr. Mc. DoveOverDover...

    Those same bloody shares are today worth just about 4 Guineas...
    Some introduction to Capitalism!

    Chuckle chuckle...

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @91 Skip

    Do you see these two moronic DISTRACTION TROLLS @92 and @93 ?

    If you look back at all the posts, you'll see that they failed miserably to jealously criticise the new housing for... wait for it! ... WORKERS!!

    That's right - an investment has been made, in a sure thing - a huge increase in the workforce in the Falkland Islands.

    There must be a good return on the petroleum product itself, and a boon to the Islsnders serving that industry and its new personnel !

    The “Sistah's” as we call them, are reduced to talking about themselves,

    As there is nothing they can DO about it !!

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes Troy I see. You only need new temporary accommodation if you have a radical increase in temporary population.

    As Sallus vainly tries to point out, 15 permits isn't very high. But then as per usual their scale is out. Think is dredging up yet another of his failed sock puppets just to remind us of how lonely and pathetic he is. Imagine creating an entire persona just so you could talk to them. Talk about imaginary friend. And for what? No benefit at all. Unless you count bad investment decisions.

    But then, blaming others (real or imagined) for your problems is a true Argentine trait for some.

    Sallus can laugh (and drool?!?!!! - which is a bit disconcerting) all he wants. But he blindly accepts the Argentine government lies about actually stopping this oil exploitation. No laughing at those vain actions.

    Yet more nails in Argentina's South Atlantic coffin of ambitions. Frustrated by a couple of thousand Kelpers and British soldiers. Fated to sit back and watch as the country next door successfully does what it wants and becomes even richer while forgetting any past links that might have changed their history.

    There's oil in Falkland's future. How much and for how long? Who knows. What isn't in Falkland's future is Argentine sovereignty. Which is why people like Think and Sallus and Paul have to attempt to put a spin on any news out of the Falkland's. Because that is all they can do. An economic blockade, threats and invasion have only served to have the opposite effect of Argentina's desire.

    Temporary accommodation will he built. So what if it is ugly. I can't wait to watch the deflection and spin when workers are finally living in them. You watch Think count numbers. “Ooooh only 60 Engrish pirates are living in that them there Kelper accommodation built for 80. Behold me highlighting a failure. The whole thing is nothing but a mirage.”

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Hey Skip,

    The point they miss also, is that these accommodations need to be built 'to code' - for safety and health and legal reasons.

    This is not Argentina - they WILL meet code and nobody will be bought off.

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    After Spanish provocation, Govt commissions expert to define ‘innocent passage’ at sea

    The Government said last night that it has commissioned a legal opinion on the definition of

    innocent passage

    7.30am and 8.00am practically every day there is an incursion into BGTW which could be classed as a patrol.Spanish state vessels have entered BGTW 69 times so far in November. ==

    Ministry of Defence confirms future submarine basing plan
    Two Trafalgar Class submarines will move from Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde in another step towards HMNB Clyde becoming the Royal Navy’s submarine centre
    Contract signed for first production batch of F-35B aircraft
    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and Royal Air Force (RAF) land bases

    No doubt CFK will see this lot in the south Atlantic in due course,
    oopps sorry,
    She wont be in power anymore,
    and the Falkland's will still be British , and so will the accommodation...

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • La.Baronesa.Del.Hielo

    re: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers...

    La.Baronesa.Del.Hielo *says to Argentina*

    “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.”

    ... if they don't STFU that is...

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sallus

    94 - Troy T, just when I thought it couldn't get better....hahahhaaaa....haa haa...

    you posted:
    “That's right - an investment has been made, in a sure thing - a huge increase in the workforce in the Falkland Islands.”

    What 60 people to a room??? hahaaaahhaaaa, then maybe that might make a dent in someone's workforce...thanks for the laugh.....again.hahahaaa

    97/98....”re: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers...”

    to defend the 80 bedroom hotel and the permits...hahahahhahahha

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    No. to knock the crap out of ARGENTINA if they get ideas above their lowly station.

    60 people to a room? That would be considered luxury in many parts of Argentina. No doubt that is why Argentina is desperate to get it's hands on the Falklands to upgrade it's citizens accommodation crisis .

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    No 'villas miserias' on the Falklands.
    Let's all take a moment to think about that.

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 12:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    99 Sistah Sallus

    no substance to your post.

    As we've all said now - you have nothing to say.

    impotent twit.


    Nov 25th, 2014 - 12:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sallus

    Hey here is an idea for your HHHHUUUUUGGGEEEE Construction Boom!!!

    Like I had said earlier, aggressive behavior equates to a low IQ, right Clyde?

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 02:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    I'm sure that YouTube link is awesome. But nothing any Argentinean will say or do will change that temporary accommodation will be built.

    And oil will flow.

    And Argentina won't be involved or profit from it.


    Nov 25th, 2014 - 03:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Was your posting meant for me or others in general ? There is no huge construction “boom” where I live, just a steady building of private housing in the price range of £150,000 to £ 500,000 for 2 bedroom semis to 5 bedroom villas.

    Wrong Sallus, aggressive behaviour does not depend on IQ. I know many people with high IQ's who demonstrate aggressive behavior if they feel threatened.

    As to the link in youtube ????????????????

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    so a shack in the islets, arguably the ugliest place on earth, with the characteristic bon goût of the isleters (lol x 1 million) costs +/- U$S 800.000 while a 4 bed room house in martha´s vineyard costs +/- U$S 400.000....
    grandpa clyde, i am afraid they cheated you.

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @106 paulcedron

    Such masterly use of your linguistic skills !
    “characteristic bon goût of the isleters”

    How much are the properties in Villa Miseria 31 selling for these days ?
    (you know the ones designed by all those wonderful architects)

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    grandpa clyde, i am afraid they cheated you.

    Parrot speaks in riddles. Who cheated me ?

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sallus

    Paul - I think you're right, the demographics that the Falkland government publishes places the price of a home there at 115k pounds, low IQ equals getting cheated as well....hahahhaa

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Following them Islands standards, “Construction is Booming”...
    Following the Market standards, Bubble is Bursting...:

    ”Last week’s announcement by Premier that Sea Lion will be exploited via an FPSO was broadly welcomed by the market — but one source who follows the company very closely described it as “a Red Herring” that basically aims to give Sea Lion a market value.
    The source said some banks attribute no value to Premier’s Falkland assets, believing they cannot be developed.

    “I have seen a few banks doing this. So what Premier is doing with its announcement is saying is “you are wrong” because these assets are commercial at $85 per barrel.”

    “It’s a message to the market,” said the source. “This whole story about an FPSO and smaller development is a bit of red herring. It’s all about a positioning statement (to banks) to say bring (Sea Lion) back into your core net asset valuation.”

    The genesis of some banks’ valuations of Sea Lion harks back to 2012, when Premier’s farm-in to Rockhopper Exploration’s acreage attracted the anger of investors.

    The quality of Sea Lion’s crude was not the sticking point, but rather the field’s location in disputed waters, and how this would deter a potential takeover of the company.

    Premier will resume wildcatting next March, hoping for results within two months.

    The first probe will target the Zebedee prospect before mobilising to Isobel Deep, then Jayne East and Chatham.

    David Round, an analyst with BMO Capital, described Premier’s focus on an FPSO solution as a “notable back-track by the partners who will have invested a lot of time and money into a purchased TLP option...”

    And what has the above yesterday's article done to Premier Oil's today's share value?...:
    DOWN...: 4.5%


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  • Troy Tempest

    110 ThinkTurnip

    “... one source...”

    out of how many you checked???
    One, and he's just speculating, and quoting unnamed “banks” as “ may be...”

    and you're no expert, Turnip.

    Hardly conclusive :-))))

    Problems with value, you say???

    And the reason... - “ ... they're in disputed water...”

    Ha ha, good try Turnip!!

    Before these companies invested any money, and it's all Big Money, they would first be confident they are not poaching, or they could lose everything.

    The only “Red Herring” is your post!!

    Turnip Think, perennial nay-sayer... And yet, more and more money is being put up by the oil companies.

    I would bet that they know more about the potential, than iffy financial speculators, attempting to manipulate prices, and punters like you!!


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  • Briton

    Even if the Falkland's got 5 triple stars in everything , you argies would find something to moan abt,

    you should worry abt your own accommodations, rather than what others have.

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think



    Oil price down to U$S 74 right now...
    That's excellent news for most of the World...
    Not for the South Atlantic Engrish Oil Pirates, though...

    Chuckle chuckle...

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    And PUTA MUERTA, how's the investment coming along?

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Well at least Think has moved on from saying there's no commercial oil to now saying there is oil that is commercially viable to extract at certain prices......

    In other words the same as any oil fields in the world.

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    golf low oil prices is only going to keep Argentina import dependent. No international oil company will foray into that field of shit now.

    I hear Venezuela is going to start looking for payback from all it's oil handouts.

    Petrobas is being investigated not only from Brazil, but also the SEC and USDOJ. Seems like the Bolivarian dictators are fast falling apart.

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Did a “ little bird tell you”?

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    115 Skip

    Think - Turnip is progressing - 2 steps forward, 1 step back.

    He started with “no oil”
    the, “oil is there, but price slump delays extraction”

    - but now, he's back to “ there's oil, but it is in ”disputed waters“”

    Sorry TURNIP, is that within your EEZ - no, I don't “Think” so!!

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Take note Gentlemen, Think can see into the future. What will the price of oil be in 2019 when Sealion comes on stream then Think. I am certain that Premier and Rockhopper have a better idea than think about the investment decisions that have to be taken prior to first oil. This is only phase one of Sealion we are talking about.

    Nov 26th, 2014 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sallus

    114 - Crohn's - Another speculator to open market oil schemes I see, la unica Puta Muerta es su mama. Russia seems to be feeling the oil hit as well. It was about time, same thing with food speculation, artificial prices to prop the coffers of a few, especially with necessities, nice to see a drop.

    Nov 26th, 2014 - 01:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy everytime I see that bird and Maduro I think of this old Army cadence song:

    A yellow bird
    with a yellow bill
    had perched upon
    my window sill
    I lured him in
    with a piece of bread
    and then I crushed (we would stomp a foot as we marched)
    his fucking head

    it goes on and Good old chubby chavo

    There was an old broadway play.....“How to succeed in business without really trying”. Seeing they did Evita the musical, maybe they will do one about the Bolivarian movement. “How to destroy a country without really trying but get rich in the process”

    Nov 26th, 2014 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Helloooooooooooooooooooo......., MercoPress...

    No article about the oil price? (U$S 69,00 per barrel)
    No article about Premier Oil?......(Down 7.02% to 216 p.)
    No article about Rockdropper?...(Down 5.69% to 78.75p.)
    No article about BOR?....................(Down 8.42% to 07.56p.)
    No article about FOGL?.................(Down 1.80% to 27.25p.)
    No article about ARG?....................(Down 1.43% to 08.62p.)

    And that's just the beginning...
    Good bye Engrish Oil Pirates of the South Atlantic...
    You met your Gartagena de Indias..................... Again...

    Chuckle chuckle...

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Hallo Mercopress
    No article about PUTA MUERTA How's the blackouts in BA now?
    Any bets on complete chaos in BA shortly?
    Killitof is shitting himself about the problems looming in 2015
    Merry Christmas and a POOR new year to you.
    Time to buy shares methinks
    You extrude jealousy

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Time to repost one of my old but good links from 2012...

    ”1970 - 2011 average crude oil price (in 2010 U$S)...:
    U.S. crude oil had an average price of $34.77 per barrel. 
    The more relevant world oil price averaged $37.93 per barrel. 
    The median oil price for that period is $32.50 per barrel.

    I rest my case...

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    And your point is?

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    My point is that..... Worcertershire sauce tastes great on a patty melt...
    What else?

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Public transportation strike and a massive blackout hit the city of Buenos Aires this morning, sending the population into a frenzy. And it’s not even December yet.

    Lots of photos here;
    oh dear...

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Try it with tomato juice

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yea I heard about that blackout this morning. I guess it was fairly widespread. I could not reach family this morning. Did they run out of fuel at the power plants.....?

    An average is a meaningless stat in of itself. 13 a barrel in 1970 and what.....97 in 2011?

    I can hardly wait to see what shape Buenos Aires is in on my next trip. Each one gets uglier.

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. McClyde15.....
    A man of good taste....
    (He married an Argie girl ;-)

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    No he didn't .....Scottish borderer with a smidgin of Danish some generations back....not as far a Cnut.

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    My bad.... Somehow I was under the impression you had kind of a “family connection” to Argentina...
    Anyhow... Danish girls aren't bad either...

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Nope, none whatsoever. The Danish connection is tenuous and is probably about 5 generations ago.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 07:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @131 Clyde

    Think: “....married an Argie girl... ”

    Thinks brain is a bit addled - he's likely thinking of Captain Poppy.

    His lovely wife is enjoying the bounty of a traditional Anerican Thanksgiving, just now.

    The i laws are amazed at the variety of foods available in the USA.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    As I was saying at (122)...
    The bleeding continues...:
    Oil.......................: (Down to U$S 66.00 per barrel)
    Premier Oil......: (Down 13.43% to 187p.)
    Rockdropper...: (Down 5.40% to 74.50p.)
    BOR....................: (Down 3.90% to 07.26p.)
    FOGL..................: (Down 2.75% to 26.50p.)
    ARG.....................: (Down 5.80% to 08.12p.)

    As I said yesterday..., just the beginning...
    Good bye Engrish Oil Pirates of the South Atlantic...
    Did I mention Cartagena de Indias?.....
    Chuckle chuckle...

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Won't stop them drilling in the FALKLANDS.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    What pgerman doesn't understand, and Think won't admit, is that the Islands are doing fine with their present economy - better than Arg!!

    Oil, is just diversifying - it won't go away :-)

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Think doesn't understand that share prices are affected by many, many external global factors. The situation in the Falklands remains the same. The companies that are investing are playing a long-game. This is not the short-termism of the Kirchners.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    135/138. Funny how YPF's HUGE decline isn't on his list.

    With oil crashing Think will be long dead before any substantial oil comes out of VM.
    And we may see YPF declare bankruptcy pretty soon. I don't think they have much cash and they can't float any U$ bonds.

    I will laugh and laugh if that happens.

    Nov 30th, 2014 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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