Apcl....Frank Timis/Senegal/BP...


Det er ekstremt bad news for Apcl/petronor!
Vi skal ikke glemme Apcl's og Frank Timis tidligere relationer....
Præsident Macky Sall er særdeles presset med De oplysninger som kommer frem i denne dokumentar film......og det samme gælder Macky salls bror Aliou Sall og Frank Timis!!!!
Jeg tror Sosp forlængelse/Deal bliver umuligt i det politiske klima som Senegals præsident står i nu..

Det er vist godt at vi skifter navn til petronor!!!!!
Men Frank Timis er klart en belastning for selskabet Apcl/petronor....
Abitration afgørelse hos icsid kan blive vores eneste chance/mulighed for forlig eller erstatning... (sosp/rop)

14:07 minutter inde i dokumentarfilm ! (African Petroleum)

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DUlTXRWMYpzQ&ved=2ahUKEwi7-_fxn9jiAhWIw8QBHZ-zCgEQtwIwAnoECAQQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1jwD_sjRvyiDPQaplsPbtM&cshid=1559941850567
Redigert 08.06.2019 kl 00:53 Du må logge inn for å svare
FkL
11.06.2019 kl 22:21 3711

Senegal justice ministry calls for probe into BP gas deal

'Full investigation' requested into allegations that president's brother involved in fraud

"Senegal's justice ministry asked prosecutors on Monday to launch an inquiry into the country's energy contracts after a report alleged that the president's brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks being developed by BP.

After the publication of the investigation by the BBC last week, President Macky Sall said the truth would be established although the government's first response was to dismiss allegations in the report as false.

In the latest statement, the justice ministry called for "a full investigation into all alleged facts".

The claims have cast a shadow over Senegal's energy plans long before the first oil and gas starts flowing and despite assurances from the president that he would root out corruption."

https://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1804253/senegal-justice-ministry-calls-for-probe-into-bp-gas-deal
thief
11.06.2019 kl 22:37 3689

Og hva skjedde da total tok rop,de var langt fra den beste budgiveren,og lisensen var ikke terminert??Med rop i voldgift kan det vel hende de vil unngå mest mulig fokus på denne dealen,og komme til et forlik,ved å gi sosp til apcl.Mye snusk og snarveier som har blitt tatt.Det tror jeg de eventuelt for svi for hvis saken går hele veien.Men ikke tro på vi må det,forlik kommer ?
FkL
12.06.2019 kl 07:26 3501

Tenker det samme som reporteren her, at det ikke blir noen sak ut av dette i det hele tatt.

Sall affair: why the investigation into gas field licences will get nowhere

On 10 June, the Dakar attorney general was given the thankless task of investigating the financial arrangements surrounding the Tortue gas field, the subject of a recent BBC exposé.
The BBC investigation broadcast on 2 June into the involvement of Frank Timis and Aliou Sall, the younger brother of the president, in the giant Tortue gas field was not merely an opportunity for the Senegalese press to indulge in endless puns on President Macky Sall's surname ("sale" means dirty in French). It has also galvanised the opposition and forced the minister of justice Malick Sall (no relation to the president) to order a formal investigation.

The BBC report covered the arrival of Petro-Tim, which is controlled by Frank Timis, on the Cayar offshore profond and St. Louis offshore profond gas fields in 2012, its decision to recruit Aliou Sall (AEI 685), and the successive sale of its stakeholdings first to Kosmos (AEI 763), which discovered the Tortue mega-field, and then to BP. This latter transaction is estimated to have been worth $250 million, as revealed back in 2017 by Africa Energy Intelligence (Indigo Publication - AEI 792).

Drawing on internal documents from Caldwell & Partners, the Swiss firm that manages the wealth of Frank Timis, the BBC went further by asserting that BP will, over the lifetime of the licences, pay between $9 and $12 billion in royalties to Frank Timis. Finding evidence to back up this claim is going to prove a real headache for the Dakar attorney general - it is very uncommon for a firm that has sold its stake in a field to go on receiving royalties on the production from that field. Normal practice in the oil industry is to produce a simulation of expected royalties in order to estimate the price of acquiring a stake, but generally these are forecasts, not a firm commitment.

According to our information, to date neither the US Department of Justice nor the UK Serious Fraud Office are investigating the case. For an investigation to get somewhere, these two institutions know that they would need to prove not only that Frank Timis was paying unjustified sums to Aliou Sall (the sums which were paid were covered by a consultancy contract), but also that BP and Kosmos were aware of the illegal nature of these arrangements and covered them up.

https://www.africaintelligence.com/lce/corridors-of-power/2019/06/12/sall-affair-why-the-investigation-into-gas-field-licences-will-get-nowhere,108361004-art
FkL
14.06.2019 kl 00:53 3155

Tenkte meg at Thierno Allassane Sall var involvert i BP «skandalen». Bitter etter oppsigelsen og avspist som selvutnevnt presidentkandidat. Det er jo ikke første gangen han går inn for sverte Sall.

The government again dismissed the figures contained in the BBC report as "purely imaginary, not corresponding to any economic and financial reality of the project, let alone any loss of future income for the state," according to official spokesman Ndiaye Diop.

The state public investment vehicle CDC this week denied that Aliou Sall had been forced to step down from his role as director general.

A raft of non-governmental organisations, backed by former energy minister Thierno Allassane Sall, called for a judicial review of all offshore contracts and the renegotiation of terms in both licences, currently operated by BP in joint venture with Kosmos Energy.

https://www.upstreamonline.com/hardcopy/1804623/senegal-demands-probe
Adamek
14.06.2019 kl 13:34 2949

Både BP og Total synes å ha blitt involvert i noe de med stor sannsynlighet ikke ønsker å være eksponert mot. Om så er, kan det da være at de helst vil komme seg "over" i ny "virkelighet", og unngå eventuelle skandaler?
Slik det fremstilles, vil nok forhandlinger og forlik på de forskjellige områder være det beste for alle, særlig de to store, og ikke minst for landets ledende.

Min tro er at med det påtrykk som vil være /er fra apcl, er det adskillig større sjanser for at Petronor vinner fram med ønsker/krav, enn at de ikke gjør det. : )
Beras
15.06.2019 kl 22:25 2804

Svært detaljert svar fra Sall på det som ikke er i nærheten av å være det som først ble fremstilt. Journalisten har til og med bevisst unnlatt å ta med Sall sine skriftlige tilsvar i forkant av dokumentaren. Her også bekreftes det igjen at ikke disse omtalte aksjene, i blant annet APCL, havnet i Sall sitt eie:

http://www.yerimpost.com/aliou-sall-saisit-le-mediateur-de-la-bbc-voici-sa-plainte/

To the attention of the BBC Internal Mediator, this attached letter is signed by Mr. Moustapha Dieng, Aliou Sall's attorney. In his "complaint", the boss of the Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) represses the non-respect of journalistic principles by Mayeni Jones in his report. That being said, Aliou Sall does not rule out seizing Ofcom.

"On Sunday, June 2, 2019, BBC News Africa aired a report titled:" A $ 10 Billion Scandal ", presented by journalist Mayeni Jones.
The analysis of the element makes it very clear that this report was made in clear violation of the ethical and deontological rules that govern the exercise of journalism.
Indeed, several passages are of a defamatory character that undermine the honor and the respect of the Senegalese citizen Mr. Aliou Sall.
We must bring to your attention the material evidence that the journalist Mayeni Jones did not comply in this case with all the rules of prudence required for reliable production that respects the rights and freedoms of the human person.
You will note with us that the adversarial principle was manifestly violated, because the author knowingly and seriously truncated the written document bearing the answers of Mr. Aliou Sall to his arrests.
Ms. Mayeni Jones accuses Mr. Aliou Sall:
To have used his influence in his capacity as brother of the President of the Republic of Senegal to provide Romanian businessman Frank Timis with contracts for research and sharing of oil and gas production in our country. equity consideration in companies valued at $ 03 million.
To have under the same circumstances unduly benefited from a salary of 25 000 US dollars a month for five years paid by the company of Mr. Frank Timis.
To have also received a payment of 250 000 US dollars transferred by the same Mr. Frank Timis in the account of Agritrans, the company of Mr. Aliou Sall.
We must remember that these allegations do not correspond to the truth.
We reproach Ms. Mayeni Jones for failing to rigorously cross-check her sources, for rushing to give the floor to interested accusers and taking care not to allow the voice of the offending person to be heard. report, in this case Mr. Aliou Sall.
This unbalanced article where the reported facts are largely wrong calls for the following clarifications:
Timis Corporation has obtained the agreement of the Government of Senegal for the granting of oil licenses Saint-Louis Offshore Deep and Cayar Offshore Deep from January 17, 2012, nearly three months before the swearing in of the new President-elect, Mr. Macky Sall, brother of Mr. Aliou Sall. By virtue of the constitutional principle of state continuity, the state has only approved, among other decrees, a decision already taken by its predecessor. It is also during this transitional period that the decrees 2012-596 and 2012-597 approving these contracts were naturally signed by the new Head of State. It is therefore established that Mr. Aliou Sall was not the basis of the granting of concession contracts to Timis Corporation. Mr. Aliou Sall never interceded in favor of Mr. Frank Timis in exchange for the grant of shares worth 3,000,000 US dollars in the companies of Mr. Frank Timis. Ms. Mayeni Jones's $ 25,000 in this report is the result of regular salaries earned by Mr. Aliou Sall as head of the representative office of a company operating in Senegal. No conflict of interest or violation of the law can therefore be blamed on Mr Aliou Sall. We wish to point out that such a salary for such a position is below the remuneration paid in the oil sector at the time of his appointment.
With regard to the alleged alleged transfer of US $ 250,000, it is our pleasure to reiterate strongly that there is no serious basis for this claim. This false accusation has finished casting a disgrace on Mr. Aliou Sall, because he has never received such a sum intended to corrupt him to facilitate the prospecting and research activities of Timis Corporation in Senegal. On this very important aspect of the report, Ms. Mayeni Jones ignored the version of Mr. Aliou Sall contained in a written document sent to the reporter by the law firm Shillings of London. Journalist Mayeni Jones says she has proof of the corruption of an email exchanged between British Oilium (Bp) and Mr Franck Timis through which he claimed $ 250,000 in taxes to pay in Senegal. It is on the basis of this e-mIt does not concern Mr. Aliou Sall that the journalist wanted to establish the effectiveness of the delivery of such a sum, which results only from his fertile imagination. There has never been a transfer of US $ 250,000 made by Mr. Frank Timis in the accounts of Agritrans.
According to our point of view, the above statement of facts indicates that the journalist, Ms. Mayeni Jones, ignored the basic rules of her profession and violated the essential ethical and deontological principles enshrined in the Ofcom dissemination code. especially :
the requirement of impartiality, the search for balance in the treatment of news
the accuracy of the information to be disseminated;
respect for individual rights
respect for the contradictory
We believe that Mrs Mayeni Jones has also infringed the rules set out in the 1971 Munich Charter on the rights and duties of journalist in points 3, 4 and 8:
"Publish only information of known origin or accompany them, if necessary, with the necessary reservations; do not delete the essential information and do not alter the texts and documents. "
"Do not use unfair methods to obtain information, photographs and documents"
8- "Refrain from plagiarism, slander, defamation, unfounded accusations and receive any benefit from the publication or deletion of information."
For all these reasons and all others to be deduced or compensated if it falls, we felt it necessary to seize your authority so that an investigation is carried out on the facts brought to your attention.
Receive the assurances of my highest consideration. "
Master Mouhamadou Moustapha DIENG
Attorney at the Bar of Senegal
Redigert 15.06.2019 kl 22:28 Du må logge inn for å svare
15.06.2019 kl 23:55 2738

At de nekter for alt er vel som forventet. Det motsatte hadde vært en stor sensasjon. Når innrømmet en statsleder korrupsjon og nepotisme?

At journalisten framstod som ensidig og noe lettvindt, det så vel alle. Litt overraskende at BBC ikke var mer kritisk, men kanskje BBC mener å kunne dokumentere dette. Og kanskje har de kryss-sjekket dokumentasjonen?

Om BBC har rett eller ikke, er umulig å vite. Og vi får neppe noensinne svaret.

Og så dreier det seg altså om ære og respekt:

"Indeed, several passages are of a defamatory character that undermine the honor and the respect of the Senegalese citizen Mr. Aliou Sal"

Greit å få et lite innblikk i hvilke honorarer overklassen ser på som normalt, og hvordan de finansierer livsstilen sin - i et lutfattig land.
Ære er altså viktig. Men de skammer seg derimot ikke.

Har dette noen som helst betydning for APCL? Neppe, slik saken står nå. Timis er historie.

Redigert 16.06.2019 kl 00:15 Du må logge inn for å svare
FkL
16.06.2019 kl 00:28 2715

Dette blåser nok fort over selv om opposisjonen forsøker å høste så mye som mulig ut av saken.

Senegal police detain protesters amid outcry over gas deal

Senegalese riot police fired tear gas and detained more han 20 people on Friday at an unsanctioned protest in Dakar over a BBC report of allegations the president’s brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks developed by BP PLC.

Prosecutors have said they will open an investigation following the publication of the BBC report earlier in June. The report has caused public outcry and cast a shadow over

Senegal’s energy plans years before the first oil and gas starts flowing.

Opposition groups had called for a peaceful protest for Friday, but the authorities did not give permission.

https://af.reuters.com/article/senegalNews/idAFL8N23L5UH
Redigert 16.06.2019 kl 00:30 Du må logge inn for å svare
thief
16.06.2019 kl 23:18 2526

Ja da gjør vi som han anbefaler🙂Kommer ikke no spesiell nedgang,har de masa om de siste 2 åra.Da var det også signaler som hadde vist det samme før og da skulle det bli krakk,ha..ha.Trump som er uromomentet,men han kommer aldri verden til å la børsene krakke.Børsen er barometeret han bruker på hvor vellykket han har er/ har vært.Det ser vi på flere utsagn han har kommet med,han er veldig opptatt av at børsene er høyest mulig.Så når det nå nærmer seg valgkamp igjen,ville det sett veldig dårlig ut om økonomien i USA gikk dårlig og børsene falt.Derfor er jeg ganske så sikker på at Trump kanskje jekker seg noe i handelskrigen mot Kina,får å snart få en avtale.Da vil børsene få seg et skikkelig løft,og Trump kan pleie sitt ego i valgkampen.Så nei,tror ikke vi skal noe ned nå heller,blir nok enda mer opp med Trump bak roret.Så får vi heller se når ny president kommer til makten,for regner med Trump bare får en periode.Først da kan vi kanskje få en skikkelig korreksjon🙂
Beras
17.06.2019 kl 20:45 2342

Da er også The African Energy Chamber ute og kritiserer dokumentaren:

https://www.africanews.com/2019/06/17/the-african-oil-industry-denounces-bbc-panorama-s-attack-on-senegal-as-a-much-ado-about-nothing/

The African oil industry denounces BBC Panorama's attack on Senegal as a much Ado about nothing

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) rejects the accusations made by the recent BBC Panorama program on Senegal and believes this case is about a sinister rush to judgment, an obsession to taint a reform-driven President and the oil industry at any cost and by any means, and certainly without an understanding of the facts and how the oil industry works.

It is important that in this rush to judgment, truth and an understanding of the oil industry should be the number one priority rather than overlooking and manufacturing evidence.

As per the Senegalese Petroleum Code, BP’s acquisition of the blocks is well in line with the current tendering processes applied in Senegal. Prior to its acquisition of the Cayar Profond and St Louis Profond offshore concessions, BP conducted extensive and appropriate due diligences to ascertain the ownership and operation of the block. This was the same with Kosmos Energy.

Taking into consideration BP and Kosmos Energy’s strong compliance practices and adherence to the U.S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K Anti-Bribery and Corruption Act, it is unthinkable that that either company would move ahead with the deals if there were any implication of wrong doing in the award of the licenses. Kosmos Energy conducted a very intensive due diligence, which it sent to the to the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission for vetting and no wrongdoing was found.

Finally, all due processes were adhered to and the initial award of the block was made prior to President Macky Sall being elected President, and all investigations conducted by various Senegalese regulators revealed that all transactions were above board.

“President Macky Sall has been a reformer and pushed through market-driven policies that have made the future of Senegal’s oil industry a bright one and people-centered one,” stated NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.

“Senegal at this moment must not be deprived from the millions of jobs that its oil sector will bring to the country. These attacks are meant to slow investment into oil industry’s projects and investment into Senegal,” added Ayuk.

The Senegalese people should not be fooled and we need to move away from rhetoric to relevance, symbols to substance, populism and charisma to character that provide pragmatic common-sense solutions to many who expect more from Senegal’s ’s oil and gas sector. Senegal is lucky to have leadership that have a clear vision with an understanding of the success and mistakes of other African producers like Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola and Congo among others.

Through their investments in the energy sector and the reforms by President Macky Sall, oil and gas production over the next 10 years would inject billions of dollars into the Senegalese economy and support more than 1 million jobs. In this regard, it is important that smart, pro-growth policies continue to be implemented to ensure growth.


Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Energy Chamber.
Media Contact:

African Energy Chamber

Suite 24 Katherine & West 114 West Street

Sandton

Johannesburg

South Africa

Website: www.EnergyChamber.org

SA: +27 11 245 5900
17.06.2019 kl 23:42 2207

Det var da voldsomt hvor prektig og feilfri oljeindustrien plutselig er blitt.
Oljeindustrien i Afrika har vel vært kjent for skandaler, for eks Shell sin økokatastrofe i det lutfattige Nigerdeltaet, og industrien er vel ikke viden kjent for rettskaffen utnyttelse av ressursene til beste for folket. Men dette har Senegal nå altså lært av, iflg dette innlegget. Det er jo positivt, hvis det stemmer.

At oljeindustrien vil gi millioner av arbeidsplasser i Senegal tror jeg ikke før jeg ser det.

Dette mlnner litt om pressemeldinger fra det WH, når Donald går løs på pressen. (The enemy of the people). Skal oljeindustrien ha en transparent politikk, slik de hevder de nå har, så bør de også kunne forstå hvordan pressen arbeider, og pressens mandat, og ikke bare komme med disse ensidige forsvars-tiradene. Flaut

Hva som egentlig skjedde får vi uansett aldri vite.
Redigert 17.06.2019 kl 23:43 Du må logge inn for å svare
FkL
24.06.2019 kl 22:23 1899

Da har "oljeskandalen" i Senegal fått sitt første "offer".

Senegal President's brother resigns after allegations of energy fraud

"DAKAR, June 24 (Reuters) - The brother of Senegal’s President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.

An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged that a company run by Aliou Sall received a secret payment of $250,000 in 2014 from Frank Timis, a businessman whose company, Timis Corporation, that year secured licences to two major offshore gas blocks.

The affair has dominated the airwaves in Senegal, overshadowing the beginning of President Sall’s second term. Protesters have taken to the streets of the capital Dakar in recent weeks and the country’s top prosecutor has launched an investigation."

"Aliou Sall, who is mayor of a Dakar suburb, said he was resigning from his position in a body linked to the national treasury, but denied that he received a payment from Timis. In a statement he said the allegations were part of a campaign to “dehumanise” him and make him “public enemy number one”."

https://af.reuters.com/article/senegalNews/idAFL8N23V5SO
thief
24.06.2019 kl 22:39 1874

Hmm,hva med total og rop🙂??rimelig sikker på at noe skjedde på bakrommet der også.Og når det nå settes lys på avtaler på bakrommet,så vil kanskje senegal unngå enda mer dårlig publisitet rundt slikt🙂Så forlik på sosp og komme raskt videre,burde vel være av interesse!
thief
24.06.2019 kl 22:44 1869

Og syntes det er VELDIG rart at det er helt stille på ICSID fronten.Sakene i både Gambia og Senegal burde ha kommet videre.Så blir veldig spennende å se hva som skjer i etterkant av fusjonen,når den er i boks.Burde vel få en melding denne uka,da fyker vi over krona🙂Og da begynner endelig det nye kapittelet med petronor,og muligheten for mange gode meldinger!
FkL
12.07.2019 kl 00:43 1504

Opposisjonen nekter å gi slipp på "oljeskandalen" og ønsker full gjennomgang av tildelede PSC's. Som tidligere antatt så er Thierno Sall, tidligere sparket oljeminister, med opposisjonen.

OPINION: Sall can sidestep strife in Senegal

"Doubt has been cast on documents backing the BBC's allegations, which Sall claims are without foundation and were inspired by those trying to destabilise Senegal.

The Petro-Tim deal was in any case signed by his predecessor, just not numbered and gazetted, but his opponents are still baying for blood.

Presidential aspirant Ousmane Sonko is now stirring unrest, joined by ex-energy minister Thierno Sall and former prime minister Abdoul Mbaye who wants Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye and Macky Sall himself tried for high treason."

"Protesters under the civil society platform Aar Li Nu Bokk have hit the streets, demanding an expert review of oil deals and vowing to keep up the pressure.

So will Sall cave in to Mbaye's demands and call for a review of all upstream contracts, triggering lawsuits from irate licencees? Not likely."

https://www.upstreamonline.com/hardcopy/1819726/opinion-sall-can-sidestep-strife-in-senegal

Senegal PSC deals under fire

"Street protests in the Senegal capital Dakar saw a resurgence at the weekend as activists echoed opposition calls for President Macky Sall to review production sharing contracts for offshore blocks that has seen farm-in deals from major players such Dallas-based Kosmos Energy, BP and Total, writes Barry Morgan."

"The government in Dakar has insisted that activists have simply misunderstood the way the industry works and that talk of billion-dollar losses to the exchequer and illegal payments is without foundation."

https://www.upstreamonline.com/hardcopy/1820399/senegal-psc-deals-under-fire
Redigert 12.07.2019 kl 00:49 Du må logge inn for å svare
KentaH
12.07.2019 kl 01:24 1481

Hysterisk moro,,alle kontraktene APCL ikke eier lenger, til er et resultat av korrupsjon. Apcl har «kontorer» i boligblokk og fem tilknyttede personer.
KentaH
12.07.2019 kl 07:13 1411

Petronor liker korrupte lisenser
FkL
12.07.2019 kl 07:40 1362

Kanskje greit at du leser de fulle artiklene og tråden før du uttaler deg. Tråden burde jo kanskje være et hint om at dette i utgangspunktet ikke gjelder våre lisenser?
Redigert 12.07.2019 kl 07:45 Du må logge inn for å svare
FkL
12.07.2019 kl 13:25 1205

Den gjennomgående linjen er at Sall står på sitt om at påstandene i BBC reportasjen er falske og at han neppe vil gi etter for opposisjonens press.