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Prime Minister writes to President of Gabon over oil dispute

The Prime Minster has written to the President of Gabon in a disagreement between oil companies and the country’s petroleum ministry. According to reports, the move comes after previous interventions from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were unable to solve the dispute. The petroleum ministry had expropriated assets from Tullow Oil as well as threatening oil giant Shell with a fine for alleged non-payment of back taxes.