WSRW denounces illegal oil exploration by Glencore in occupied Western Sahara

London, February 21, 2017 (SPS) - Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) denounced the illegal oil exploration by the Swiss company Glencore off the coast of the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

WSRW underlined in a communiqué that “Glencore” is accelerating the oil exploration off the coast of occupied Western Sahara, underlining that the company conducted other seismic surveys and concluded a renewable agreement on a block offshore the occupied territory.

Glencore has already been involved in similar illegal activities when it signed an agreement with the Moroccan occupier in 2016, said the source.

WSRW also reported that the seismic study vessel BGP Prospector, owned by a subsidiary of the Chinese oil company CNPC,  has undertaken seismic studies off the coast of occupied El Aaiun, the capital city of Western Sahara, and has done similar studies twice in the past. SPS