Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Total chief warns against Arctic drilling

Share this article

Total chief warns against Arctic drilling
Photo: Rita Willaert
16:54 CEST+02:00
Oil companies should not drill for oil in Arctic waters, the head of French oil group Total, Christophe de Margerie, told the Financial Times in an interview published on its website on Wednesday.

De Margerie said: "A leak would do too much damage to the image of the company" and that "oil on Greenland would be a disaster."

The newspaper noted that Total has several interests in gas exploration in the Arctic particularly in Russia, beneath the Barents Sea, and that De Marjorie held that energy companies could cope more easily with any gas leak than with a leak of oil.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.
Advertisement

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement