After a very challenging 2018 and early 2019, with most of our efforts focused on legal battles to stop the deep offshore oil drilling in the Alentejo basin by the Galp/ENI consortium, in helping families in need across the Algarve and in assisting during the devastating fire in Monchique, we…
In spite of all the challenges along the years since we started the anti-oil drilling campaign in 2009, the end result, is that we achieved what we set-up to achieve, which was to STOP all onshore and offshore drilling for oil & gas in Algarve.
The anti-oil community group from Vila do Bispo in Algarve did they bit on behalf of all the people and organizations fighting against Fracking onshore and offshore in Portugal. Here's some pictures from their beach action in Vila do Bispo - Algarve - Portugal, in support of the international call.
There is no doubt that it seems easy to detail a chronology of legal actions over time, but in reality what this chronology does not include are the thousands of hours spent in research, analysis of opinions, studies and reports.
To really understand what is behind the "Green Energy" project, its imperative that we all take cognisance of what is being planned in the background away from prying eyes. An extract of the World Bank Report "The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low Carbon Future".
Before we look at the challenges ahead, we have to be fully cognisant that development of mining and oil & gas exploration is as an objective of the Portuguese Government. In 2012 the Portuguese government launched a national strategy for geological and mineral resources aimed at better identification, exploitation and protection of resources.
No dia 26 de Dezembro o Jornal "O Público" publicou um artigo de propaganda com o titulo “Geologia com letra maiúscula” e com o sub titulo de “Existe entre os geólogos um sentimento de revolta sempre que vemos uma falsa representação daquilo que são as explorações de recursos minerais metálicos, não metálicos e energéticos. A revolução eco-friendly deve ser feita, mas não nos esqueçamos dos meios para atingir os fins.”
A Assembleia de Freguesia de Leiria, Pousos, Barreira e Cortes aprovou por unanimidade a moção apresentada pelo Bloco de Esquerda pela suspensão imediata dos processos de concessão, exploração e extração de petróleo e gás na região Centro.
A press release dated 4 Feb 2013, issued by Oracle Energy regarding concession award in the Barreiro oil and gas concession in Portugal's southern Lusitanian Basin. What is interesting about this press release is its links to Porto Energy and Mohave Oil & Gas (both closed down), and let's not forget the links to Australis Oil & Gas through some of the previous executive of Mohave et. al.