Currently there’s plenty of hype about the “Blue Economy”, but for the majority of the people that hears it being branded left, right and center by government officials, some NGO’s, Think Tanks, academics and many so called experts … the fact remains that the majority of the people haven’t a clue of what it means.
The Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, at an event on Saturday 18 March in Faro clearly demonstrated that he had to be badly briefed by his advisors on the subject of “Oil and gas exploration in the Algarve”, because the alternative is that he just blatantly lied to the Portuguese nation.
O Parecer da Procuradoria-Geral da República nº12 /2016, publicado no Diário da República nº 3/2017, Série II de 2017-01-04, sobre o contrato celebrado com a Portfuel, para a concessão para as atividades de prospecção, pesquisa, desenvolvimento e produção de petróleo, foi homologado por despacho de V. Exa, a 7 de Dezembro, de 2016, temos que perguntar porquê é que ainda não foi pedido um parecer à Procuradoria-Geral da República sobre a legalidade dos contratos com o consórcio Galp/ENI?
On September 14, 2016 the Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative in the United States, hosted the Portuguese Minister of Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino.
Minister Vitorino discussed the future development of the North Atlantic between the United States and Portugal as an energy and resource hub. Citing that offshore oil and gas, US LNG shipments, deep-sea mining, and ocean renewable projects will diversify Western Europe’s energy needs. Her presentation was followed by a moderated discussion with Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative Assistant Director, Bina Hussein.