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Minister of the Sea Ana Paulo Vitorino is in hot water this week as the two-faced approach of the Socialist government to oil and gas exploration in Portugal has been laid bare.
Minister of the Sea Ana Paula Vitorino has “refuted” the allegation that the government has been promoting the potential for exploration of Portugal’s deep-offshore reserves of oil and gas - despite being outed in a series of irrefutable video clips doing just that (click here).
An exploratory borehole, first scheduled to be sunk in 2016 has been pushed back to 2018, according to Galp Oil’s chief executive, Thore Kristiansen.
Portugal’s Minister for the Sea announced at a 2016 conference in the US that the first exploratory oil well will be drilled in Portugal in 2017.
As around 400 anti-oil protestors gathered in front of parliament today, representatives from AMAL, the Algarve mayors group, were being engaged in a discussion with a committee of MPs that focused on the 42,000 signatures collected in opposition to oil and gas exploration off the Algarve and Alentejo coastlines –…
Thursday February 23 may be remembered as “the day things changed”. A rainbow parade of activists from the Algarve and Alentejo descended on the capital today for an afternoon of no-nonsense protest in front of the steps of Assembleia da República.
A confused Government said today that it may rescind the oil prospecting contract on the Algarve’s land, awarded to Sousa Cintra’s Portfuel company, but has missed the deadline within which to act.
With three busloads of Algarvians on their way today to accompany parliamentary debates that will define their future, yesterday saw activists from all over Portugal - and many from the Algarve - shocked and dismayed by their experience of Portugal’s “Assembleia da República” - the so-called house of national democracy.
In a major advancement for anti-oil and gas drilling protestors, the Executive Presidente of Galp Energia announced on Friday July 29th that the company has suspended its plans to drill for oil and gas in the Alentejo basin "without a recommencement date."
The Costa Vicentina in the Algarve famous for its surfing is under serious threat from oil exploration with the public consultation ending on 3 August 2016, and we can expect that the intention of government is to go ahead with it, in spite of the thousands of objections lodged already…
As the "Nem UM Furo" and "Oilgarve" anti oil and gas drilling campaigns in the Algarve intensifies, we believe it's a good time to show you how to make your own protest signs, and how you can use our posters to make signs that you can easily use.
Banners are a proven and well tested tool for raising attention. Be it from decision makers ... be it to inform other people unware of what is happening.  Over the years banners have been used by activists in many occasions - demonstrations, events, sessions ... on beaches, on the streets,…
You’ve just heard than onshore or offshore oil and gas-drilling application has been submitted to the relevant authorities in Portugal (or anywhere else for that matter) to gain a drilling license or a permit to drill one or more wells in land close to you or in the ocean near…
As most of you are aware, in September 2015, the Portuguese government signed various onshore oil and gas exploration licences, with 2 licences having the misleading names of Aljezur and Tavira in the Algarve which were awarded to Sousa Cintra’s Portfuel but which in fact covers most of the Algarve…
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