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GALP Hell Bent on Drilling in 2018 with the “Help” of Government

The CEO of GALP announced on 31 July 2017 during a press conference that it was Galp’s intention to drill in 2018 between April and June.

 

But the fight is on … much water will have to run under a bridge before ENI's  contracted “Saipem 12000” ship or any other ship hits our waters off the Aljezur coast.

 

Currently there are various injunctions in place against Galp/ENI, and the drilling as far as we know it is still embargoed by the Odemira injunction. Should it fail … then we at ASMAA will submit ours in due course and at the right time. We will be doing so, by legally substantiating our arguments, acting in good faith, and using all the rights embedded in the Portuguese constitution.

 

One thing we really are having a hard time understanding, it is how the Portuguese government authorised a company  (ENI) and its appointed contractor (Saipem), which are embroiled in litigation with many allegations of malpractices, being granted a TUPEM licence to drill.

 

We can’t understand how the government has not taken into account the “un-procedural” processes that occurred before and during the public consultation took place (ENI ´s contractor Medserv Energy). There’s much we do not “understand” … but we believe we "the people" are entitled to truthful answers.

 

But one thing is for sure … we will not stop, until all the attempts to drill our coast stops.

 "NEM UM FURO" Nem Agora ... Nem NO Futuro!

 

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