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Oil in the Gaspé: January 2013 Archives

Oil drilling rigs in Gaspé will remain silent...for now

The oil drilling rigs on Petrolia's prospect in Gaspé will remain silent for now. The company decided yesterday not to pursue its exploration on the Haldimand No. 4 site until there's a resolution of the conflict with the Town of Gaspé over its right to drill. The Town Council adopted a regulation last month that basically forbids any oil drilling within town limits, in order to protect water supplies. Isabelle Proulx is Petrolia's vice-president of business development and spoke to Susan Campbell about their decision to temporarily postpone the drilling.

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Gaspé drops the hammer on Petrolia's oil drilling plans

The Town of Gaspé has given notice to the oil exploration company Petrolia. If the company moves ahead with drilling today on its Haldimand No. 4 site, it will be stopped, in the name of protecting the municipal water supply. Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker explains.

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Citizen's group opposes drilling

PetroliaGaspé.jpgOn the eve of new oil drilling in Gaspé, the exploration company Petrolia has a new obstacle--opposition from Town Council, which has passed a new regulation that would keep the drill rigs silent. Lise Chartrand lives along Sandy Beach Road, not far from the drilling sites. She's a spokesperson for the citizens' committee, Ensemble pour l'avenir durable du grand Gaspé.

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