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KERR-McGee remains unfazed by the growing row in Norway concerning the legitimacy of exploration activity off Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony under occupation by Moroccan forces. Upstream Online, 14 January 2005.

Published 14 January 05

Report was published by the "The International Coalition for the Protection of the Natural Resources of Western Sahara" which was the former name of Western Sahara Resource Watch.

Published 13 January 05

Article in Le Journal Hebdomadaire, 12 January 2005, on US oil company Kerr-McGee.

Published 12 January 05

Offshore: Thor in Hósvik has ended up in the world spotlight, after it has been known that the company has worked in an area that the whole world is boycotting. The company claims to not have known about the tense situation in the area, and has now no plans to continue in the area. Dimmalaetting (Faeroe Islands), 11 January 2005.

Published 11 January 05

Philippe Riché, of the French Association des Amis de la R.A.S.D in 2004 wrote a series of reports on the phosphate industry and general natural resources in the territory (in French).

Published 25 December 04

Kerr-McGee, the only remaining oil company operating on a Moroccan contract in occupied Western Sahara, is under strong pressure to follow three other companies that have left the territory, or face major divestments. The world\'s biggest public investment fund is believed to be in the process of selling out its shares in Kerr-McGee. Afrol, 24 December 2004.

Published 24 December 04

Unknown author, published in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Published 22 December 04

Regarding Norwegian government's ownership in US oil company Kerr-McGee.

Published 16 December 04

The day before the ethical guidelines of the Petroleum Fund enter into effect, the [Norwegian] Minister of Finance is presented allegations of clear violations of the guidelines.

Published 01 December 04

Claims have been made that Norway\'s Oil Fund holds shares worth Nkr46.6 million ($7.6 million) in US oil company Kerr McGee, contrary to established ethical guidelines. Upstream, December 1st, 2004.

Published 01 December 04

The French oil giant Total (formerly TotalFinaElf) has announced its withdrawal from its controversial operations offshore Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. The company claims there were no recoverable oil or gas deposits in the area.

Published 29 November 04

FUGRO looks set to become the second seismic contractor to eat humble pie over involvement in exploration activity off the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Upstream, August 6, 2004.

Published 06 August 04

This press release is one of the first initiatives of the network that took the form of Western Sahara Resource Watch, 6 August 2004.

Published 06 August 04

Letter from K. Scheele on behalf of the Intergroup on Western Sahara of the European Parliament to Commissioner Joseph Borg, DG Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, European Commission.

Published 06 July 04

This press release is one of the first initiatives of the network that took the form of Western Sahara Resource Watch, 30 June 2004.

Published 30 June 04

Sent from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, on 8 June 2004, to the President and CEO of Fugro NV, Mr. Gert-Jan Kramer. Kosmos did, at the time, seismic surveys for Kerr-McGee offshore occupied Western Sahara.

Published 10 June 04

A PAIR of small British energy companies are squaring off against French and American multinationals in a conflict over oil in a barren corner of Northwest Africa.

Published 02 June 04

Activists campaigning against what they dub premature exploration of the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara are preparing to turn up the heat on UK minnnow Wessex Exploration, writes Barry Morgan. Upstream, 28 May 2004.

Published 28 May 04

Wessex Exploration is planning oil exploration in Western Sahara. Press release from Western Sahara Campaign UK.

Published 17 May 04