Cairn, ConocoPhillips confirm oil find offshore Senegal

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Cairn, ConocoPhillips and their other joint venture partners confirmed that oil was discovered in the FAN-1 exploration well, located approximately 60 miles (97 km) offshore Senegal, in Northwest Africa. The FAN-1 well, located in the Sangomar Deep block, was drilled to a total depth of 16,164 feet (4,927 meters) in approximately 4,700 feet (1,433 meters) of water and was targeting multiple stacked deepwater fans.

Will EU demand for biofuel mean starvation for world’s poorest?

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According to the publication, many African countries have expanded single-crop farming surfaces as a response to European hunger for biofuel, leading to land, water and other limited resources being diverted from scarce food-producing crops. In Senegal, a country affected by food riots a year ago, up to 200,000 hectares (10 per cent of the country’s arable land) might be set aside for jatropha crops for biofuels. .