U.S. oil company could also operate in the Falklands
London, January 23, 2012
Anadarko, an American oil company with contacts at the highest political levels in the North American country could invest $ 1,500 million to extract oil from the Falkland Islands.
Anadarko will pay that amount to the British government to join the current operator in the islands, Rockhopper, who said it discovered a well of 700 million barrels of oil.
The British newspaper The Sun, reported that “U.S. involvement could be a hammer blow to Argentina, a great achievement for (Prime Minister) David Cameron and a change in the lives of 3,000 islanders.”
The newspaper added: “Anadarko is approved (to make the offer to the British firm) from the highest levels (political) in the United States,” and also has “connections with the Pentagon.”
The Sun added that “despite the war of words with Argentina (from the British government), six energy companies have approached Rockhopper, who wants a partner in late March to develop its discovery of Sea Lion and pumping millions of barrels to the surface.”