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Falklands oil industry warned by the Argentine government

Monday, October 14th 2019 - 16:49 UTC
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The recent announcements by Rockhopper PLC and Premier Oil referred to the development of the Sea Lion project in the Falkland Islands, have triggered a reaction from the Argentine foreign ministry. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Regarding Falklands oil exploration, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana stated in February 2010, that his Government would take 'all measures necessary to preserve our rights' and also reiterated that Argentina had a permanent claim' on the islands, saying 'Buenos Aires would complain to the UN over the oil project and might take the case to the International Courts of Justice in the Hague.' (British Drilling For Falklands Oil Threatens Argentine Relations, Pope, F. , 13 Feb 2010 and Potential Drilling off Falkland, Provokes Tension Between Argentina & UK, IRRU News, 17 Feb 2010).

    Question. Why is it taking so long? Only one answer...

    Oct 14th, 2019 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Anyone operating in British waters with British authority has nothing to fear from Argentina. Argentina is impotent. Pity rather more of its politician's fathers weren't.

    Oct 14th, 2019 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    The UK should send the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier just to show its teeth. Will Argentina wish to start preparing for war? Could they afford it? All talk and no balls.

    Oct 14th, 2019 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelperabout

    And the moon will turn to cheese.
    Amazing how on the one hand Argentina says we Islanders do not exist and on the other just recently approved the second flight which will enhance business growth within the latin Americas.
    Now we see they are going off on one again over the potential drilling of oil in what they claim is disputed waters while at the same time they are promoting identical activities just outside our 200 mile exclusion zone.

    Surely if as they say these waters are disputed that must include all water in the area between the Argentine coast and the coast of the Falkland islands. because to exploit the oil potential by either side while a sovereign dispute goes on is not in keeping with the UN resolutions.
    What a joke Argentina is.Spoiled brats come to mind . Selfish , greedy and bullies who only understand aggression as a way of life.

    Falkland islanders will exploit whatever resources they want in their own defined territory and there is nothing that Argentina can do to stop it. Unless they want to start yet another conflict with our protectorates namely Great Britain who support our right to live the life of our choosing. That is remain British in an overseas British Territory so get used to it.

    Oct 15th, 2019 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Lu

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Oct 17th, 2019 - 04:22 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    Since they require no such authorization of the Argentine government. Argentina is again in breach of the UN Charter requirement.
    Ref.: 2225(XXI)
    The General Assembly,
    Reaffirming the principle of non-intervention, proclaimed in the charters of the Organization of American States,...
    Recognizing that full observance of the principle of the non-intervention of States in the internal and external affairs of other States is essential to the fulfilment of the purposes and principles of the United Nations,
    Considering further that ...all forms of indirect intervention are contrary to these principles and, consequently, constitute a violation of the Charter of the United Nations,
    In the light of the foregoing considerations, solemnly declares:
    1. No State has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. Consequently, armed intervention and all other forms of interference or attempted threats against the personality of the State or against its political, economic and cultural elements, are condemned.
    4. The strict observance of these obligations is an essential condition to ensure that nations live together in peace with one another, since the practice of any form of intervention not only violates the spirit and letter of the Charter of the United Nations but also leads to the creation of situations which threaten international peace and security.
    5. Every State has an inalienable right to choose its political, economic, social and cultural systems, without interference in any form by another State.
    6. All States shall respect the right of self-determination and independence of peoples and nations, to be freely exercised without any foreign pressure, and with absolute respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms..
    1408th plenary meeting

    Oct 17th, 2019 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Dear copper...

    You say...:
    ***“Anyone operating in British waters with British authority has nothing to fear from Argentina.”***

    I say...

    Please inform yourself...

    Having operated (and failed miserably)..., some years ago..., in disputed British/Argentinean waters under disputed British military controll is currently costing Engrish Tullow Oil dearly..., by losing some juicy contracts and oil concessions in Argentina...


    Oct 17th, 2019 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    Ellis, Mel, Lu or whoever you call yourself.
    Never in a month of Sundays.

    Oct 17th, 2019 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    The problem is STINK that Tullow would not trust the Argies to uphold their side of the contract. YPF and Repsol springs to mind, when was that, Oh yes when dear old Cristina was in power. I believe Tullow has some acreage in the FALKLAND ISLANDS.

    Oct 17th, 2019 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    Yeah, Gauchito Drink...and “your country's” attempt to operate in the Falklands Islands area cost you a submarine with its entire crew. Bummer, eh? :)

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 04:14 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • kelperabout

    “England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.”
    That was also said twenty five years or so ago and we are still waiting for that to happen. Looks like another 25 has been added and when that is reached another 25 and so on..

    Does that not tell you something. it is not going to happen.

    Oct 20th, 2019 - 11:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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