NO. 39



Malta Objects To Tunisian Oil Exploration

The Government of Malta has lodged a formal protest with Tunisia over theawarding of exploration rights to Occidental Petroleum in an offshore areathat Valetta considers part of its territorial waters. A seismic survey had beenscheduled to begin within the area on 20 June by a survey ship operated by theNorwegian firm Geco Prakla, which had been hired by Occidental to carry out thesurvey. The ship left the area...