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Posts on ‘September 1st, 2006’

Auto Service World: We Go Together Like, Pennzoil and Suzuki.

EXTRACT: Pennzoil-Quaker State Inc. is a Shell Lubricants company and part of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Shell Lubricants companies operate in over 120 countries worldwide. Two prominent automotive brands have come together to provide both their products and services to Canadian Suzuki dealers and their customers. Suzuki Canada and Pennzoil-Quaker State Canada have announced a […] Citgo Indictment Hints at Pollution Scourge, Texas Activists Say

EXTRACT: After years of breathing pollutants from a local facility owned by Motiva, part of Shell Oil, Port Arthur residents are now facing a pending expansion that would make the refinery the country’s largest. THE ARTICLE by Michelle Chen Recent criminal charges against Citgo’s refinery in Corpus Christi represent a rare crack-down on an industry […]

UpstreamOnline: Shell faces Nigeria call for $3.2bn

By Upstream staff SHELL has been urged by Nigeria’s National Assembly to pay $3.2 billion into federal coffers that the House Committee on Petroleum Resources alleges are undischarged fiscal obligations arising from the country’s overly complicated petroleum laws, writes Barry Morgan. The committee this week castigated Minister of State for Petroleum Edmund Daukoru for failing […]

MarketWatch: Russia threatens to shut down Sakhalin-II oil production

Last Update: 1:32 PM ET Sep 1, 2006 By Greg Walters Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES MOSCOW (MarketWatch) — Russian authorities may order the Sakhalin Energy Ltd. international energy consortium to stop pumping oil if the company does not correct environmental violations registered over the past year, officials said Friday. Analysts called the announcement an attempt […]

Ethical Corporation Magazine (UK): Shell forced to reroute Sakhalin II pipelines

September 2006 Environmental groups campaigning to protect whales and salmon have forced Shell to reroute pipelines, doubling costs for its Sakhalin II project. And the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is reviewing the project before approving loans for it, while Royal Bank of Scotland is taking heat from London-based Platform Group for bidding to […]

Sioux City Journal: Oil prices rise on high demand, potential cuts

EXTRACT: On Wednesday, Nigeria’s two main oil-workers’ unions met to decide whether to strike in protest of a member’s death. Nelson Ujeya, employed by Royal Dutch Shell, died Aug. 20 after weeks in captivity when the military fired on a boat carrying him to freedom after local leaders negotiated his release. In all, 12 people […]

UpstreamOnline: Departing Klein backs hands-off approach

EXTRACT: Shell Canada rattled the industry in July with word that an expansion that had been expected to cost C$7 billion ($6.4 billion) now could come in as high as C$12.8 billion due to labor shortages and ballooning materials costs. THE ARTICLE By Upstream staff Oil sands developers, not the Alberta government, must decide when […]

UpstreamOnline: Sakhalin Energy suspends work on pipelines

By Upstream staff Shell-led Sakhalin Energy Investments, operator ot the Sakhalin 2 oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in Russia´s far east, has confirmed that it asked its sub-contractors to suspend construction work at several pipelines, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. According to the company, its own“rigorous monitoring and inspection”had“detected some isolated examples of sub-contractors not […]

UpstreamOnline: Storage talk wide of mark at Shell

By Upstream staff Shell is actively looking to sell the cargo of LNG it has sitting in storage on board a vessel off the Norwegian coast and has no plans to make a permanent storage facility in the area, writes Lucy Hine. General manager of commercial shipping Andrew Robson said the company is looking for […]

UpstreamOnline: Shell eyes buoy for back-up plan

Supermajor looks at offloading contingency for possible storms By Upstream staff Supermajor Shell is examining use of a fast deployable, relocateable mooring buoy as an oil offloading contingency plan should another hurricane wreck crucial pipeline systems and cripple output from the US Gulf. Last year’s Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were responsible for damage to over […]

The Wall Street Journal: Total’s Key to Russia Is LNG

Oil Company Hopes To Join With Gazprom On $20 Billion Project By ANNE-SYLVAINE CHASSANY August 31, 2006 PARIS — Total SA, one of the few oil majors without a significant presence in Russia, is looking to the Shtokman liquefied-natural-gas project to help it catch up to its peers. Menno Grouvel, Total’s senior vice president for […]