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UK Government Opposes Soco's Oil Plans in Virunga Park

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Plans by London-based oil company Soco International PLC to explore for oil in a fragile African World Heritage Site have hit firm opposition from the UK government. In a written response to a question on the issue posed by a fellow UK parliament member, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mark Simmonds reiterated last week that the country is against Soco