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Egypt lost $10 billion in corrupt gas contracts, as daily blackouts spread

Egypt lost $10 billion in corrupt gas contracts, as daily blackouts spread

Egypt lost $10 billion in gas revenues from 2005-2011, according to a report launched yesterday by EIPR and Platform. Contracts signed during the Mubarak years allowed the export of billions of cubic metres of underpriced gas to Jordan, Spain and Israeli-occupied Palestine. Some of the individuals behind these deals were convicted of corruption. EIPR and...

Shell’s new direction needs to address Arctic investor risk and Niger Delta clean up

Thurs 13th March 2014 ** For immediate release ** Commenting on today’s Shell Management Meeting where CEO Ben van Beurden sets out new directions for the company, Sarah Shoraka, an oil and human rights campaigner from Platform said: Shell’s profit warning in January was exactly a decade on from the Shell Reserves Scandal of 2004....
Shell shareholders urged to force Arctic retreat

Shell shareholders urged to force Arctic retreat

In the wake of plummeting profits, spiralling exploration costs and increasing scepticism among other oil majors about commercial prospects in the US Arctic, pension savers across the UK are urging Shell shareholders to call on the company to abandon plans for high-cost, high-risk drilling projects in the US Arctic Ocean. The project is a shareholder...
Cameron slammed for more North Sea oil support & subsidies

Cameron slammed for more North Sea oil support & subsidies

Despite the UK pledging to phase out fossil fuel subsidies in 2012 along with other G20 nations, Cameron is announcing a whole new package of political support to the North Sea oil and gas industry.
BP et le Royaume-Uni interpelés sur des accords de gaz et d’armement avec le régime algérien

BP et le Royaume-Uni interpelés sur des accords de gaz et d’armement avec le régime algérien

BP et le Royaume-Uni interpelés sur des accords de gaz et d’armement avec le régime algérien. En marge d’une conférence d’affaires sur les investissements en Algérie, des militants appellent au respect des « droits humains » en Algérie et s’opposent à « l’accaparement britannique du gaz algérien ». Lundi 10/02/2014 A distribuer immédiatement Des photos de qualité « impression » et...
BP & UK challenged over gas and arms deals with the Algerian regime

BP & UK challenged over gas and arms deals with the Algerian regime

BP & UK challenged over gas and arms deals with the Algerian regime Demonstrators at business conference call for “Algerian human rights, not Britain’ gas grabs” Monday 10/02/2014 A protest took place this morning over Britain’s “gas grabs” and its complicity in human rights abuses in Algeria at an an investor conference in London attended...

Hague heads to Azerbaijan amidst election controversy for “mega gas deal”

On Tuesday Foreign Secretary William Hague will be one of the first European politicians to visit Azerbaijan after Ilham Aliyev’s internationally condemned re-election as President. Hague will be there to attend the ceremony for the signing of a pipeline agreement that will see two trillion cubic meters of gas pumped from Azerbaijan to Europe. Hague...

BP sponsorship provokes Tate Member resignations at AGM

Friday 6 December 2013 A number of fee-paying Tate Members will tonight publicly resign at the Members AGM at Tate Britain over the on-going controversy about the sponsorship relationship with oil giant BP. The resignations come after a larger group of Tate members attempted to raise the issue at the AGM last year, and sent...

Artists call on Southbank Centre to end Shell sponsorship on anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s execution

A group of artists, musicians and authors who have all performed at the Southbank Centre have signed a letter calling on the arts institution to drop Shell sponsorship on the 18th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni 9. [1] The 21 artists, including actor Mark Rylance, playwright Mark Ravenhill, the...
New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities

New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities

New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities (Download the report) A new report by Platform, People & Planet and 350.org has exposed the extent to which the fossil fuel industry is financially interconnected with UK universities. The report, Knowledge and Power – Fossil Fuel Universities [1] reveals that: Universities have...

Algeria visit by UK trade envoy raises concerns ahead of London arms fair

Algeria visit by UK trade envoy raises concerns ahead of London arms fair Civil society raises concerns with FCO over arms and human rights A coalition of human rights NGOs have written to Baroness Warsi at the FCO in advance of the visit of trade envoy Lord Risby to Algeria, raising concerns about potential arms...
Human rights impact of UK military aid to Nigeria under fresh scrutiny

Human rights impact of UK military aid to Nigeria under fresh scrutiny

*** For immediate release *** Saturday 17 August 2013 Human rights impact of UK military aid to Nigeria under fresh scrutiny Armed Extraction: The UK Military in Nigeria http://platformlondon.org/p-publications/armed-extraction/ A UK government official has raised questions over the impact of UK military aid to Nigeria, admitting that “we’ll never know how effectiveit is.” The government...
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