lundi 1 février 2016

Ecuador Signs Contracts for Two Oil Blocks in the Amazon to Chinese Oil Giant

 01/02/2016 -
Sápara elected leader, Manari Ushigua, speaking at a press conference in Quito, Ecuador.
On January 26 the government of Ecuador formally signed exploration contracts for two Amazonian oil blocks—known as blocks 79 and 83—with Chinese state oil company, Andes Petroleum. The Ecuadorian government also announced plans to open up 16 other oil blocks in its South-Central Amazon region to bids later this year.
The indigenous people in this region are strongly opposed to any plans for oil development and vow to resist and stop these projects. They know the environmental and social disaster that oil development will bring... Read more