FALKLANDS READY FOR OIL
By J. Brock (FINN)
Anne Drinkwater the Specialist Oil & Gas Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government, has stated that the Falkland Islands are an attractive location for the Oil and Gas industry and has praised FIG’s five year plan which sets the desired economic and social context for development generally.
Borders & Southern Petroleum Limited (BSP), who successfully completed environmental surveys in their licensed area by contracting Benthic Solutions Limited to gather seabed samples in late 2008, are now analysing the data for inclusion in an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Several of Bolivia’s companies and agencies that have benefited from the May 1st nationalisation of hydrocarbons are about to give a school bonus to approximately 1,200,000 children. The $25.00 (200 Bolivianos) is earmarked for helping families with food and school expenditures. The South American press indicated the sum will be given to the children on an annual basis. Payments began at 300 schools on Sunday, 12 November 2006.