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  • Under the surface

    Iraqi oil and Tony Blair’s absurd conspiracy theory By Greg Muttitt Published in Red Pepper magazine February 2005 Since the invasion of Iraq, Britain and America have taken care to avoid being seen as trying to obtain the country’s enormous oil reserves. However, behind the scenes, they have worked hard to ensure that oil multinationals…


  • BTC Fact Finding Mission Reports

    Open publication – Free publishing – More btc Open publication – Free publishing – More btc Open publication – Free publishing – More 2004 Open publication – Free publishing – More btc Open publication – Free publishing – More btc Open publication – Free publishing – More 2004 Open publication – Free publishing – More…


  • Remember Saro-Wiwa: Short Film – Refining Memory

    ‘Reflective, compassionate and creatively invigorating’ Time Out, Critic’s Choice. As part of the Living Memorial project, we commissioned a short film from artist filmmakers Judy Price and Andrew Conio to serve as an ‘exhibition’ of the five short listed proposals for the Living Memorial. The film is called Refining Memory. Refining Memory was premiered at the Museum…


  • Remember Saro-Wiwa: The Living Memorial Concept

    “Artists should be at the centre of society keeping alive a utopian vision, because society will not improve if the people envisioning a better society are politicians.” Peter Sellars The role of the artist in society is critical to communicate the injustices experienced daily by people. Art provides political expression beyond rhetoric, propaganda, and action,…


  • 6 Nov 2004 admin

    The Sakhalin II PSA – a Production ‘Non-Sharing’ Agreement

    Platform’s report reveals that revenue distribution for Sakhalin II between the Russian government and Shell’s consortium (SEIC) is set at a grossly unfair level. The contract terms, defined in a 1994 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), place the Russian state at a significant disadvantage.

    The Sakhalin II PSA – a Production ‘Non-Sharing’ Agreement

  • Oil and war in Iraq

    By Greg Muttitt, PLATFORM Presentation at European Social Forum, October 2004 Shortly after the invasion of Iraq, development of Iraq’s oil industry was divided into two elements. The first was to repair and rebuild the existing infrastructure, to repair damage caused by the invasion, looting and sabotage, the second being to design a long-term future…


  • Britain: 90 years as a Petro State

    By Greg Muttitt and James Marriott In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the same phrase was uttered to the British government by both of the UK’s two major oil corporations. BP and Shell both said that there should be a “level playing field” in the awarding of oil contracts after the removal of…


  • Shell in Nigeria: oil and gas reserves crisis and political risks: shared concerns for investors and producer-communities

    Jointly published by Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, PLATFORM and Stakeholder Democracy Network. Open publication – Free publishing – More christian aid


  • Disaster in the pipeline

    Open publication – Free publishing – More activism


  • 7 May 2004 admin

    Principal Objections: Analysis of Sakhalin II gas & oil project’s compliance with the Equator Principles

    Shell’s Sakhalin II integrated oil and gas project fails to comply with the Equator Principles on responsible lending. The project on Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East will have severe environmental impacts, including threatening the critically endangered Western Gray Whale with extinction, damaging habitats of endangered bird and fish species, and polluting important fisheries.

    Principal Objections: Analysis of Sakhalin II gas & oil project’s compliance with the Equator Principles