Canada grants funds for environmental assessment of ExxonMobil drilling program

first_imgThe Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated funds to assist in the environmental assessment of the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project.To put things more in perspective, ExxonMobil Canada is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses located in both the Jeanne d’Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 250 kilometers east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.As proposed, the drilling project would include the drilling of wells up to 35 wells within a 12-year period, starting in 2018. According to the CEAA, the project would allow ExxonMobil to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource.In Wednesday’s statement, CEAA said that the funding for the environmental assessment was made available through the agency’s Participant Funding Program.The $228,977 funding program will assist the participation of the public and indigenous groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or its summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions.Among others, the funds were awarded to the Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Natashquan, Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit, Elsipogtog First Nation, and Kwilmu’kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office. In total, the CEAA awarded funds to 13 recipients which will participate in the environmental assessment.last_img read more

Marbral Advisory becomes latest addition to Jersey eGaming Group

first_img Leading international change consultancy Marbral Advisory has been announced as the newest member of the Jersey eGaming Group. Set up in 2015 to promote the largest of the Channel Isles as an eGaming hub, the industry-led group advertises Jersey as offering “a unique base for remote gambling that includes a robust legal framework, competitive license costs, tax benefits and excellent IT infrastructure.”Marbral Advisory specialises in digital, people, organisational and regulatory change, and is suitably placed to support an eGaming company wishing to set up, relocate or work across multiple jurisdictions.Marcus Pallot, Carey Olsen partner and spokesperson for Jersey eGaming commented on its newest member: “Jersey has a long established robust regulatory framework that underpins all of the island’s success as an offshore financial services centre.  “This regulatory focus has been transferred over to our eGaming proposition and now we are seeing more companies seeking a licence here. We are delighted that more local service providers are joining the Jersey eGaming Group to support those licensees. We are pleased to welcome our first new member of 2018, Marbral Advisory.”Alexsis Wintour, founder and CEO for Europe commented on joining the group: “I am delighted Marbral Advisory has been welcomed by the Jersey eGaming group and joins other leading companies with expertise in this industry.“This is an important and growing sector for the development of a diversified digital economy in the island. We have seen how this industry has benefitted economies in other international financial centres with well-known eGaming hubs such as Alderney (Bailiwick of Guernsey), Isle of Man, Malta, and the UK.” Share Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more