French Guiana

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) said Wednesday it can start drilling appraisal wells off the coast of French Guiana after it received the necessary government approval.
The move comes after the French government lifted a temporary suspension on oil and gas exploration in the region.
“We welcome this decision which enables us to move on with the project, following clarification of various aspects of our plans to the interested parties,” said a Shell spokesman, adding: “we are pleased by the strong support shown to the development by the Guianese political and socio-professional representatives.”
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