On Monday 5 March a public consultation process has been opened by APA to assess the grounds and motivations for them to grant or reject the need of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the drilling of one well in the Santola concession area in the Alentejo Bay. This public consultation closes on 16 April.
Our day in court is now just around the corner and is fast approaching. But to be ready with a well-substantiated case, it has taken us nearly three years of background work: - to build the necessary support documentation files, as well as conducting extensive technical and legal research so as to identify the appropriate claims and arguments that can be used.
For us the truth is: that the confusion around the Galp/ENI injunctions and principal court actions continues.
We would like to share with all of you, and in plain language, the legal process in Portugal relating to court injunctions (urgent applications / providências cautelares) and court applications against oil companies and the government.
After a nail-biting two weeks, in which so many things have been happening at the same time in the offshore oil-drilling environment in Europe and in which ENI was playing a leading role, the unbelievable happened: PALP, on Friday, 23 February, extended GALP-ENI’s TUPEM licence to drill of the coast of Aljezur by a further three months?