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Peru asks Argentine oil company to leave conflict zone while it reassesses contract

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:40 UTC
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Peru will evaluate a natural gas contract it signed with Pluspetrol in 2005 and is asking the Argentine company to leave a restive Amazonian town following deadly protests, the government said on Thursday. Pluspetrol started exploratory activities in natural gas block 108 last year, upsetting locals in the town of Pichanaki who fear it will lead to pollution and hurt farming. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    Pauli, to you !

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Oh, I LOVE IT.

    The argies are getting the same treatment they gave Uruguay over the pulp-mill and 'pollution' even though the most polluted river in the area came into the plate almost opposite the mill from, wait for it: The Dark Country itself. Of course, NO results of their own pollution tests have ever been released because they are 'confidential' HA, HA, HA.

    I bet the military officer who OK'd the regime went home with full pockets.


    Feb 17th, 2015 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Life lessons for a failed state.

    Let's see. Numbers 1, 3, 5

    1. Stop cheating.

    3. Abide by the law.

    5. Respect your neighbors.

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kirk Nelson

    Peru is primarily agriculture an country, therefore indigenes have the right to roptect their land. However, I do not understand, initially, why the Government signed a contral with Pluspetrol since its analysis, I am sure, from the begining forecasted a tiny oil production; a production not even in exploration., good for local consumption.
    So why waste so much money on oil exploration and on its production?
    It appeards either it is an erro or simply the Government does not know what is doing with is natural resources.

    Kirk Nelson,
    New York, USA

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The Trolls are absent on this one.

    Feb 18th, 2015 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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