4 results for tag: hydrocarbons


The new Croatian government must completely abandon Adriatic drilling and make a shift towards renewable energy

In the official programme of the new Government of the Republic of Croatia, which was the basis for a vote of confidence by the Parliament on Friday, the implementation of a “moratorium on the current project of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the area of ​​the Adriatic Sea” is among key guidelines for the energy sector. The coalition of NGOs “S.O.S. Adriatic” welcomes this commitment, which it actively promoted and argued for from the start of the preparation and implementation of this harmful and dirty project. A series of public opinion polls testify that the Adriatic drilling project is opposed by most citizens. Ho...

The fall of Croatian Government’s „little Norway“ – no contract signing for Adriatic oil drilling

The harmful project of exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the Adriatic Sea is about to fall apart. One of the reasons is the big public opposition, as well as the S.O.S. Adriatic campaign. Citizens clearly showed that they care about the Adriatic. At Thursday's (24.9.2015.) session, the Croatian Government abolished the concession for seven blocks which was awarded to the Austrian OMV and American Marathon Oil. The two companies announced already in July that they would not sign the contracts for oil drilling in the Adriatic. Although it was announced that during this session the Government would give approval for nine contracts for ...

“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 ...

S.O.S. Adriatic: We request the Government to cancel the contract signing with concessionaires

The associations gathered in the coalition 'SOS Adriatic' welcome the request from the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the implementation of cross-border consultation on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Also we posses information that the Italian Government had already sent the same request. Transboundary consultations in these proceedings are binding for a number of years and have become a common practice among the Member States of the European Union. We assume that the requests are sent this late because Slovenian and Italian Ministry of Environment have expected the appropriate official notification from Croatian Ministry of ...