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Vol 51 No 7

Published 2nd April 2010


Oil spill

No end is in sight to the row between the government and the United States' Kosmos Energy over Kosmos's efforts to sell its equity stake in Ghana's Jubilee oil field to ExxonMobil (AC Vol 51 No 2). The government has no reason to change its opposition to what Kosmos claims is an 'exclusive agreement' with ExxonMobil, a legal advisor told Africa Confidential. Kosmos breached local laws by making geological data available to potential bidders without getting permission from the state-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, he added.

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