Once we have found out that OMV Petrom is secretly fracking / or preparing to frack in Romania (due to the accidentally discovered rig in the county of Buzau, the village Scutelnici), we have announced that we will boycott all the OMV and Petrom gas stations and the activists from Brasov, who discovered the rig, announced an event tomorrow morning at their gas station in Brasov, where the activists are planning to give out flyers and explain people that OMV Petrom is secretly fracking Romania. They have contacted the activists right away to ask them about the event. Then they have denied having any rig in Scutelnici!!! The rig is there and it’s soooo big and so obviously for fracking purposes.
When they were asked why they don’t have banners with clear explanations about the site in Scutelnici and why is the rig so close to the village (around 250 m from the village), they have said that they are respecting the regulations in place…therefore in fact admitting that they do have the rig in Scutelnici, after having denied it…
Further more, an email from OMV Petrom to the activist Hetti Benedek tried to explain that they are only worlking on conventional oil and gas operations…Of course, nobody believes them anymore. After having the rig analysed by US specialists, we have had a confirmation that this is a fracking rig. They are preparing for fracking in Scutelnici…so, while we were trying to prevent the rig in Pungesti, they were filling the Romanian countryside with rigs, by lying the locals that they are for conventional oil and gas or even telling them that it’s connected to wind mill projects, taking advantage of the lack of invormation of the elderly people living in some remote areas of Romania.
We discover every days news evidences that they have been secretly fracking or are just about to frack in various areas of Romania.
The fight will be much, much hard than we have imagined. They have started much earlier and at a higher speed than we have imagined