S.African court halts Shell’s offshore seismic survey

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – A South African high court on Tuesday blocked Shell from conducting seismic testing offshore from South Africa’s pristine Wild Coast, in the latest ruling in a case seeking to prevent the oil major from exploring for oil and gas. On Dec. 3 a different high court order gave Shell the go-ahead to conduct an extensive seismic survey off South Africa’s eastern coast, but this is stopped by Tuesday’s ruling that forms part of a broader court application contending Shell did not have the necessary environmental approvals. “We respect the court’s decision and have paused the sur…

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