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Magma Iceland Dismisses Björk’s Claims

Managing director of Magma Energy in Iceland Ásgeir Margeirsson said Björk’s statements regarding Magma to AFP in Helsinki, Finland yesterday were false. In response, Björk released a statement this morning saying AFP had misunderstood her.

Björk at a press conference on July 19 about Magma Energy’s acquisition of HS Orka. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

AFP quoted Björk saying that Magma wanted to acquire all energy resources in Iceland. “It is absolutely ridiculous and completely unfounded,” Margeirsson told Fréttabladid.

He said the acquisition of HS Orka is Magma’s goal but the company has never considered the acquisition of other energy companies in Iceland.

Björk’s statement reads: “Yesterday I was in Helsinki and answered the questions of 200 journalists about the Moomins for four hours. At the press conference two questions on the Magma affair crept in.”

“When I went online today I saw that some of my answers were misstated. […] I did not say that Magma intended to buy up all of the country’s energy resources,” Björk explained in her statement.

“I said Magma had contacted at least five other places in the country. I was referring to their expressed interest in Hrunamannaafrétt, Öraefi, Reykjahlíd, Vogar, Bjarnarflagsvirkjun, Kerlingafjöll and Krísuvík. It appears that ‘five places’ changed into ‘five energy companies’,” the singer and environmentalist concluded.

The Icelandic government is currently looking into the legality of Magma’s acquisition of HS Orka.

Click here to read more about that story and here to read more about Björk and Magma.

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