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Oman gripped by action against oil corruption

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extracts from a PLATTS article by Tamsin Carlisle published 28 April 2014

The Oman government’s crackdown on graft in oil and gas contracting has become the talk of the town in Muscat, with opinions sharply divided on whether it is going far enough. Five officials of the gas division of Petroleum Development Oman, a joint venture between the government of Oman, Royal Dutch Shell, France’s Total and Portugal’s Partex, remain on trial in the Galfar cases, which are still before the court.  PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci attributed the embroilment of Oman’s flagship oil and gas producer in the corruption scandal to a few bad apples.

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1 Comment on “Oman gripped by action against oil corruption”

  1. #1 Cal
    on May 11th, 2014 at 10:25

    The action in Oman against Oil companies is going to reach Shell Employees soon.

    PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci attributed corruption to a few bad apples. That is unfortunately an understatement which will come back to haunt him. The corruption in Shell run PDO is extensive and systematic.

    As it is Raoul Restucci has done nothing significant to address the problem, but since Oman State Auditor are extensively investigating further Crimes within PDO/Shell premises, be sure many more scandals will be exposed.

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