Argentina urges oil firms to stop oil & gas activities in the Falklands

In a statement issued last week, the Argentine foreign ministry said three oil companies – Rockhopper, Premier Oil, and Argos Resources – were carrying out oil and gas activities on the continental shelf near the Falkland Islands – without the authorization of the Argentine government.

Argentina and the UK in 1982 fought a brief but deadly  – around 1000 dead – war after the Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands. The war lasted between April 2 and June 14, 1982, with the UK eventually seizing back the control.

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