Equinor meets resistance in Australia

Norwegian energy group Equinor has met resistance to its planned drillings in the Great Australian Bight. Thousands protested the company Sunday.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen/Equinor

While Equinor has shifted to a somewhat more green profile in recent years after changing its name from Statoil and making offshore wind investments, it remains an oil and gas giant. Now, the company's thirst for more oil and gas in the midst of a climate change crisis has led to problems in Australia.

In South Australia, 4,000 protesters took to the streets in the city of Torquay and Victor Harbour against Equinor's plans to drill for oil in Australian waters. The two major protests were followed by smaller demonstrations across Australia, including Perth and Sydney, reports Australian media.

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