This post is just a list of publicly known occurrences, nothing more.
Omani government invites Alan Duncan MP on series of visits to Oman as an official guest. Over fifteen visits are declared over the next decade.
Alan Duncan registers ownership of Harcourt consultants, described as “trading as oil broker and adviser on energy matters.”
Kevin Maxwell’s company Telemonde, purchases a 49% share in Ahmed Farid al-Aulaki’s Desertel in exchange for shares in Telemonde. Desertel has a license to sell calling cards in Oman, via a relationship with the state owned telesoms provider, Omantel. Telemonde later takes a controlling interest in Desertel for an extra $3million.
Alan Duncan changes his register of interests in House of Commons. It now describes him as “Owner of Harcourt Consultants, adviser on energy and privatisation matters to foreign companies operating outside the UK, including the Desertel/Desertline group.”
Alan Duncan’s Harcourt Consultants is registered with the House of Commons as “dormant for the last six years”
Vitol Oil revealed to be in negotiations to create an Oil trading joint venture with the Omani government. Vitol is said to be on “shortlist of two”
Vitol Oil signs a multi-million dollar joint venture deal with the state owned Oman Oil company, creating Oman Trading International to market oil and related products from a planned refinery in Oman.
Alan Duncan becomes shadow Secretary of State for Trade, Industry and Energy.
Ian Taylor, CEO/President of Vitol, donates £100,000 to the Conservative Party. In October 2006 he donates another £8,000 and another £50,000 in February 2008.
Harcourt Consultants is re-registered with the House of Commons as “advisers on oil and gas matters for non-UK business projects.”
Vitol pleads guilty to Oil for Food trade in Iraq, agrees to pay $17.5 million restitution
Alan Duncan employs Carter-Ruck solicitors to obtain an apology from the Sunday Times to clarify that Ian Taylor donated money to the Conservative party, not directly to Alan Duncan.
Alan Duncan’s register of members interests makes clear his office was funded by donations from Ian Taylor which were made to the Conservative party.