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ASMAA was informed that last week, on the 25 January, the BE requested during a sitting of parliament, documentation from Ministry of Economy and from the DGRM as a result of the extension autorization of the ENI/Galp consortium drilling contract in the Alentejo Basin off Aljezur coast.
A very interesting article in the Express online newspaper of today (28 January 2018) which raised some eyebrows. A dispute between two organs of the state? Really? We don't think so, but nice try from the government PR machinne.
It was with utter astonishment that we read a copy of the TUPEM licence granted to ENI on 11 January 2017 by the DGRM signed by Miguel Sequeira who was then its Director General.
ENI the Italian company that is at the forefront of controversy and facing various civic actions against them in Portugal, has a reputational history that should raise serious concerns with our Portuguese government and with the people of Portugal.
From standing against various lobbies (oil, gas and deep-sea mining) as well as a government fully in support of oil and gas drilling (both on land and at sea), to supporting fire victims in the North of Portugal, this year we’ve faced many challenges. But thanks to our work together – supporters, members, activists and volunteers – we have a lot to be proud of in 2017.
The underhanded manner in which governments and their colluding partners act in subversive brainwashing campaigns, in an endeavour to advance their oil and gas exploration agenda in Portugal, can at times be truly disgusting.