Gambia : "AL and A4 blocks will be given back to the company"


En mycket intressant artikel från så sent som igår:

"According to government sources that AL and A4 blocks that are subjected to arbitration proceedings at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes will be given back to the company, to avoid lengthy and costly arbitration."

https://www.allgambianews.com/2018/05/03/mope-to-update-website-to-allow-shortlisted-bidders-to-submit-request/

tror vi mycket snart ser Officiella PM ang både Gambia och Senegal, vilka kommer vara positiva och i linje med den senaste månadens artiklar.
Det som gör att jag är övertygad om positiv utgång är att det fullständigt saknas artiklar eller uttalanden som bestridit de positiva artiklar och "rykten" som florerat sista tiden.

Vi ska verkligen inte glömma Sierra Leone där jag tror vi är närmast operativ verksamhet enligt Jens Pace senaste uttalande från 8 mars:

"In the near‐term, our operational focus will be on Sierra Leone, an area that is seeing
renewed industry interest and where a recent independent report highlighted the large
prospectivity of our acreage"

Vidare nya artikel som bekräftar identifieringen av "Sweet spots" i Sierra Leone som indikerar på goda chanser till utvinning av olja :
http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2018/05/oil-and-gas-exploration-sweet-spots-identified-along-equatorial-west-african-margin.html

Och där kom det på the Point också, 2 minuter gammal :
http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/petroleum-ministry-to-allow-shortlisted-bidders-submit-request

The Point is a daily newspaper published in Bakau, the Gambia. Founded 1991. - Detta måste ses som en bra källa!

Update 19/6:


"To avoid ruin, Barrow strikes new deal with African Petroleum.

Rather than risk a costly case against the oil company, the Gambian government is negotiating a settlement.

After several weeks of behind-the-scenes talks, on June 7 the Gambian government formally resumed negotiations with the British oil junior African Petroleum (AP) and obtained the temporary freeze of an arbitration procedure at the International Court for Settlement of Investor Disputes (ICSID). AP, which was founded by Australian magnate Frank Timis, filed a suit to the ICSID in October 2017 over the Gambian government's withdrawal of contracts to operate blocks A1 and A4 when President Adam Barrow came to power. To avoid a costly court case that could land the government with heavy fines to pay, the Gambian justice minister Abubacarr Marie Tambadou has been trying to reach an out-of-court settlement since the beginning of the year. The dispute has also been an obstacle to selling the two blocks to another oil company, since no major would want to invest while a legal case is ongoing. Although companies including Woodside Energy and Tullow Oil have expressed an interest in the blocks, the oil minister has repeatedly pushed back the final date for tenders, which was originally fixed at February 18 (AEI 812)."





https://www.africaintelligence.com/AEM/business-circles/2018/06/19/to-avoid-ruin-barrow-strikes-new-deal-with-african-petroleum,108314150-ART?utm_source=AIA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AUTO_EDIT_VEI