May 21, 2013
Initial oil probe in Malvinas ‘disappointing,’ UK gov't says
British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne admitted that the initial oil explorations in the waters surrounding the Malvinas Islands, in the South Atlantic, were “disappointing,” although he indicated the course may change in the future.
During an energy debate in the House of Commons, a Tory MP asked Huhne if he had made an assessment of the energy sources that may or may not be available in some of the British overseas territories. “Particularly, I refer to the Malvinas Islands," he said.
“It is indeed the case that there is exploration under way. Some of the initial exploration that was undertaken in territorial waters of the Falkland Islands was disappointing but that of course may change in the future," the Secretary said.
For several months now, several British oil companies have probed the area surrounding the islands, despite regional criticism.