2 results for month: 07/2015


“S.O.S. Adriatic”: A great victory for the campaign! Oil companies withdrew due to public pressure.

The "S.O.S. Adriatic " coalition welcomes the decision of Marathon Oil and OMV - the two oil companies with the biggest number of concessions - to withdraw from the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the Adriatic. "First, the media reported that the reason for this decision was the border dispute between Croatia and Montenegro, while today the companies announced that it is because of economic reasons, low oil prices and uncertain investment. We believe that the public pressure was crucial for this decision as it is now quite clear that the majority of citizens are opposed to this harmful project, as shown by the latest surveys. We also ...

Action against oil drilling in the Adriatic at OMV’s headquarters in Vienna

Activists of Friends of the Earth Austria / GLOBAL 2000 and Greenpeace Austria organized an action on Wednesday (07.01.2015 .) outside the headquarters of the oil company OMV in Vienna, on the occasion of the company's new CEO Rainer Seele's first day in the office. They organised a "welcome" for him by displaying a big carpet with the names of 25,000 Austrians who signed the online protest letters against oil drilling in the Adriatic, which were sent to the new head of OMV. The carpet was at the end presented to the company as a "gift". OMV is one of the companies that received a concession for exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the ...