27-31/03/18 EU Commission is not aware…

31/03/18 Madrid evita hablar de los sondeos en Marruecos. A este respecto el partido de Albert Rivera denuncia el «escaso interés» del Gobierno estatal en proteger las costas canarias antes las prospecciones que se van a realizar «a escasos 50 km de Lanzarote y Fuerteventura» y le exige acciones para garantizar la seguridad. Por su parte, CC espera que el Ejecutivo central no solo se informe sobre los permisos otorgados a ENI, sino que además adopte las medidas necesarias para evitar una eventual contaminación de las aguas canarias ante posibles contingencias Canarias7

13/03/18 Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the Commission: “The Commission is NOT AWARE  of the granting of an exploration permit in the Tarfaya basin referred to by the Honourable Member and will investigate the matter further. As far as the Commission is aware, the issue has not to date been raised at EU level” europarl

24/01/2018 Parliamentary questions. Juan Fernando López Aguilar:
Subject: Oil exploration in Morocco”
The Moroccan government awarded the Italian oil company ENI exploration permits for the Tarfaya basin, off the coast of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, a specially protected marine area rich in a wide variety of cetaceans. Against this backdrop, can the Commission answer the following questions:
1) Has the Commission asked Morocco for environmental impact studies to find out what risk is posed by the operations to the region and, notably, the Canary Islands?
2) Does the Commission know if Morocco has adequate contingency plans to contain a crude oil spill in the region, as well as to provide possible compensation to the population of the Canary Islands and to key sectors of the island economy, such as tourism and fisheries, that might be affected in the event of oil spills originating in Morocco?
3) In short, has it demanded that Morocco comply strictly with international law and the relevant requirements under Directive 2013/30 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations, in view of the fact that the explorations will be in an area bordering a Member State of the European Union? europarl

20/12/17 SIGNATURE D’UN ACCORD PÉTROLIER ENTRE L’ONHYM ET LA SOCIÉTÉ ENI.NI L’ONHYM et la société pétrolière ENI MAROC B.V annoncent la signature d’un accord pétrolier portant sur la zone offshore nommée « Tarfaya Offshore Shallow » située au large des villes de Sidi Ifni, Tan Tan et Tarfaya ONHYM

20/12/2017  Press Release ENI: PDF 

20/12/17 PRESS: Marruecos adjudica a ENI prospecciones de petróleo frente a Canarias ABC  25/12/17 La italiana ENI confía en encontrar petróleo donde fracasaron Repsol, Galp y Tangiers ElDiario  12/01/18 Nueva polémica por la prospección de hidrocarburos cerca de Canarias LaVangardia

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