On May 2, 2006 Hunt signed a License Contract for Block 76, covering 3.5 million acres located in the provinces of Manu and Tambopata along the Camisea gas trend. Hunt, along with Repsol (50 percent), is currently in the first 2.5-year period of the contract, which entails geology and geophysical studies, and environmental impact assessment, field study and seismic processing. The second period of the contract commences in the first quarter of 2009.
So, as you might have guessed, Hunt Oil (who are also 50% owners of the big Camisea NatGas plant in Peru and very snuggly and cozy with the Twobreakfasts gov't) have a slightly different perspective on life than the indigenous locals that live in that jungle region and have the duty of protection for the nature reserve (both culturally and legally). The two sides have met and discussed the potential (or not) of development in the area on several occasions. According to Peruvian law, the locals in and around a protected area such as this have the final decision on whether it is developed in any way. From the start, the locals have opposed the presence of Hunt Oil and its 50% partner, Spain's Repsol, in the area. From the start, Hunt and Repsol, along with the tacit support of Twobreakfasts' crew of corruptos, have turned a blind eye to the enviro laws and locals' wishes. But now, watch out folks cos it's all coming to a head.
"...that the entry of Hunt Oil and Respol into the interior of the RCA to execute seismic projects is not accepted, a decision that will be respected by the Peruvian State, Hunt Oil and Repsol, who have been present witnesses to this decision"
This document dated October 12th....