English organizations have discovered oil and gas in the Falkland Islands
Irina Chumakov. Two English organization Premier Oil and Falkland Oil and Gas announced the discovery of oil and gas in disputed between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
As reported on the websites of both organizations, the oil reservoir was found on a borehole Zebedee, gas-bearing layer was found on the well Hector. Deposits are 25 and 17, 5 meters, respectively. Drilling was conducted over 9 months.
The Falkland Islands, or Malvinas As they are known in Argentina, the island is the subject of a long dispute between Argentina and Britain, which led in 1982 to armed conflict. Argentina tried to force a foothold in the Islands, which Britain control since 1833. In the process of conflict cost the lives of 649 Argentines and 255 Britons. In a 72-day war against Britain won.
in 2013, the event held a referendum on political status, a Large number were in favour of the retention of the Islands status as a British territory.
at the end of March, the London increased military spending on the defense of the Islands and sent additional weapons.
first, when the British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tried to persuade the Russian Federation to return to the Crimea, Ukraine, head of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that Crimea more reason to stay out of Russia than of the Falkland Islands from Britain.