Contracts with Six Companies Not Released

Only two companies consented to have their contracts released: Imperial Oil (Exxon-Mobil), BHP Billiton. This allows us to have a public and open discussion about the university’s activities.
Not released: Nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, Xstrata, Rio Tinto not released, claiming that articles 23 & 24 of Québec’s Access to Information law applied. In other words, these companies refused to release their contracts in any way to the public.
We remain concerned about this secretive use of university resources.
For the remaining companies, McGill claims they have no contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, or Memoranda of Agreement with the other companies listed below.
Here was the full text of the request:
1.) All contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, or Memoranda of Agreement with the companies listed below and related to research conducted between January 1st, 2007 and December 31st, 2013:
Baytex
BP
Canadian Natural Resources
Cenovus Energy
Chevron
Enbridge
Encana
Imperial Oil
Nexen
Royal Dutch Shell Company
Statoil ASA
Suncor Energy
Transcanada Corps
Royal Bank of Canada
Anglo American
Exxon Mobil
BHP Billiton
Xstrata
Rio Tinto
Canadian Natural Resources
Mitsubishi Corp
Repsol YPF S.A.
BG Group
Inpex Corp
Statoil ASA
Talisman Energy Inc.
RWE AG
Cenovus Energy Inc
EOG Resources
Wesfarmers
OMV
Oil Search LTD
EnCana Corp.
Mitsui
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
AGL Energy
Tullow Oil
Santos Limited
ArcelorMittal
Cairn Energy
GDF Suez S.A.
Itochu Corp
Bonavista Energy Corp
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s