San Leon announced in September that it had found gas onshore in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, but the ensuing protests suggest further development will be far from straightforward.
"Pressure is increasing because of the announcement," said Mark McLoughlin of the Western Sahara Resource Watch, a group that lobbies for companies to stop operations in the disputed territory.
Western Sahara is defined by the UN as a ‘non-self-governing territory’ which, according to legislation, means the Saharawis have a right to self-determination and to exploit...
Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article
Not a subscriber?
To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. Sign up for free trial access to demo this service. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)20 3004 6203 and one of our representatives would be happy to walk you through the service.Sign up