Subject: FINAl OILtimatum
At 01:21 18/03/2003 +0000, Martin Sewell wrote:
BPrepared, as no AMOCOble solution is reached, we SHELL not EXXONerate Saddam and thus MOBILize CHEVRON-wearing troops as a corTEX ACOuntable and TOTALly sELFless act.
'Shell along with Chevron, BP and seven other oil giants, have won contracts to buy Iraq's new oil production of Basra Light crude. The contracts cover production from the Mina Al-Bakr port in southern Iraq from August to December of this year. Under the deal, Iraq will supply 645,000 barrels per day (bpd) for export, an increase on the 450,000 bpd produced in July but still just a third of pre-war levels.
BP and Shell will each send one very large tanker every month to Iraq to pick up their two million barrels. Among the other companies that have signed deals to buy the oil are ConocoPhillips, Valero Energy and Marathon Oil, Total of France, Sinochem of China and a company from the Mitsubishi group, which is buying for Japanese refineries.'
'"Effectively Bush has unilaterally declared Iraqi oil to be the unassailable province of US oil corporations," Vallette added.'
Fucking told you so! ;-P