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Posts from ‘May, 2006’ The Internet battleground for Shell’s reputation

1st June 2006 By Alfred Donovan An article published on 22nd May by (printed below) revealed Shell’s plans to appoint a digital agency to turn around the online reputation of Shell. This represents a very considerable challenge as it is almost impossible to search for any online information relating to Shell without stumbling across […] Reflections on the inaugural satellite AGM for second class Shell shareholders

31 May 2006 By John Donovan On 16th May I attended the inaugural Royal Dutch Shell Plc AGM located in West London. This was the downgraded (satellite) venue for what are evidently considered to be second class Shell shareholders. I refer to the former shareholders in Shell Transport and Trading Company Plc. Not a single […]

Business Times: Saag clinches US$50m Sakhalin Energy contract

By Zaidi Isham Ismail [email protected] May 31 2006 OIL and gas service provider Saag Consolidated (M) Bhd has clinched a US$50 million contract from Russia’s Sakhalin Energy Investment Co Ltd. Under the contract, Saag will be part of an exploration team assisting Sakhalin Energy, with the aim of stepping up crude oil production. Sakhalin Energy […]

RosBusinessConsulting (Russia): Gazprom to complete asset swap talks with Shell soon

RBC, 30.05.2006, St. Petersburg 19:14:02.Gazprom plans to complete asset swap talks with Shell within the terms of the Sakhalin-2 project by July 1, 2006, Gazpromexport’s (Gazprom’s fully owned subsidiary) Deputy General Director Sergei Yemelyanov said in St. Petersburg today. As reported earlier, Gazprom and Royal Dutch/Shell signed a memorandum of understanding to swap assets within […]

Vanguard (Nigeria): Militants issue fresh threat to Shell

By Emma Amaize Posted to the Web: Wednesday, May 31, 2006    Warri —  A militant group, the Iduwuni Volunteer Force (IVF) in Bayelsa State, has threatened to shut down all flow stations/oil wells in their area belonging to  Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) if no tenable explanation is offered by the company for its […]

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Oil News Roundup: May 31, 2006

The price of crude oil resumed its volatile trading Tuesday, jumping 66 cents a barrel to close at more than $72 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, driven in part by fresh evidence of China’s thirst for oil. Here is today’s news roundup on oil and energy. * * * STILL THIRSTY FOR OIL: China’s […]

The Guardian: British nuclear renaissance faces threat of skills meltdown

· Staffing is biggest issue for industry, says union · Firms already offering £10,000 signing-on fees Terry Macalister Wednesday May 31, 2006 The Guardian A skills shortage threatens to derail Britain’s nuclear decommissioning and new building programme, the industry’s biggest trade union has warned. Prospect, the engineering, science and management union, said the poaching of […]

Business Wire: Deep Well’s Valuation is Set in the Oil Sands Game…

Business Wire: Deep Well’s Valuation is Set in the Oil Sands Game after Shell’s/BlackRock Takeover Bid; Deep Well’s Reserves Value is Estimated, in Comparison at $16.60 Per Share, Says Investrend Affiliate SISM Research Analyst Ernest C. Schlotter May 30, 2006   (Investrend Research Syndicate) Ernest C. Schlotter, a senior analyst with Investrend affiliate SISM Research […]

Financial Times: Energy: Banks still have a role to play

By Thomas Catan Published: May 30 2006 19:15 | Last updated: May 30 2006 19:15 With energy prices at record highs, oil and gas companies are hardly begging for money these days. ExxonMobil has posted the largest annual profit in corporate history; BP, Royal Dutch Shell and other “supermajors” are struggling to find ways to […]

Financial Times: Strength in special situations

By Ellen Kelleher in London Published: May 31 2006 03:00 | Last updated: May 31 2006 03:00 There are two types of companies in which Luke Newman, manager of F&C’s £50.5m Special Situations fund, likes to invest: those that are undergoing some sort of change and those with share prices that imply little to no […]

Reuters: Western Oil Sands casts eye on Iraq’s Kurdistan

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Western Oil Sands Inc. (WTO.TO: Quote), whose sole business is a stake in a Canadian oil sands project, said on Tuesday it will explore for oil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. The Calgary-based firm said its WesternZagros Ltd. unit has signed a exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) with the Kurdistan Regional […]

EFF: Huge Win for Online Journalists’

A California state appeals court ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF’s) petition on behalf of three online journalists Friday, holding that the online journalists have the same right to protect the confidentiality of their sources as offline reporters do.A California state appeals court ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF’s) […]

BBC News: US court backs online reporters

30 May 2006 Online journalists have the same rights as traditional reporters, a Californian court has ruled. The decision was made in a case brought by Apple against a number of reporters who published information online about a future Apple product launch. Apple filed the lawsuit to find out the source of the reporter’s information. […] Apple loses web censorship case

Judge overturns AppleInsider and PowerPage rulings Tom Sanders in California, 30 May 2006 California judge has ruled against Apple’s request to force several bloggers to reveal the sources of confidential information leaks. The ruling overturned an earlier verdict in Apple’s favour. Apple had alleged that AppleInsider and PowerPage had violated its trade secrets. Both websites […]

Personal Computer World: Apple beaten by bloggers: Victory seen as a major win for journalists and bloggers

Martin Lynch, 30 May 2006 Apple’s attempts to force an online technology news site to reveal its source have been blocked by a US State appeals court. Apple had initially been granted permission to subpoena the email records of Apple insider and another site in order to ferret out a mole that had leaked […]

Indianapolis Star: Clerks are bearing brunt of gas rage: Stations urging consumers to remain calm

By Tim Molloy Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Tempers are rising along with gas prices. Gas stations across the country report that drivers are taking out their gas rage against big oil by yelling at clerks and cashiers and sometimes driving off without paying.   “Everyone is suffering at the same time,” said Sam Shirazie, […]

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