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Posts on ‘September 3rd, 2006’

Reuters: Nigerian oil delta seethes as militants are buried

Sun 3 Sep 2006 3:54 AM ET By Estelle Shirbon OPOROZA, Nigeria, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Masked rebels from Nigeria’s oil producing Niger Delta vowed revenge against the government and oil companies during the weekend funerals in remote mangrove forests of nine militants killed by troops. Near Oporoza, a village of thatched wooden huts accessible […]

The Daily Telegraph (Australia): Senator seeks petrol retail review

September 04, 2006 12:00 FAMILY First senator Steve Fielding wants to limit the amount of service stations that companies can own, in a bid to cut petrol prices. Senator Fielding says he will introduce this week amendments to the Petroleum Retail Legislation Bill, now before Parliament. “We as politicians have to make sure that we […]

The Wall Street Journal: Sakhalin Output May Be Banned

By GREG WALTERS September 4, 2006 MOSCOW — Russian authorities may order the Sakhalin Energy international energy consortium to stop pumping oil if it doesn’t correct environmental violations registered over the past year. Russian officials said they are still several steps away from actually halting production at the venture. Analysts called the possible move an […] Academics speak out against Shell conference sponsorship

02.09.2006 Members of 10 research and working groups of the Royal Geographical Society yesterday expressed their serious concern at the Society’s continued links to oil giant Shell against the backdrop of the corporation’s ongoing exploitative behaviour in Ireland and the Niger-Delta. The academics held an impromptu meeting at the RGS’s annual conference in London where […]

Peak Oil Piques Interest? By William Jorgensen

Peak Oil Piques Interest?  Comment in relation to the recent topic in The Wall Street Journal: Oil News Roundup: September 1, 2006 4:59 p.m. Peak Oil Piques Interest: ‘Peak-oil’ doomsayers have long been dismissed by oil companies and others, but they are starting to catch the ear of some on wall Street, Bloomberg reports. Comment by […]

Sunday Telegraph: Gammell to chair Cairn’s Indian arm (*another Shell management blunder)

EXTRACT: The company has been active in India for more than a decade, but it was not until 2004 that it bought, for a marginal sum, the stake it did not own in the Rajasthan acreage from Royal Dutch Shell. Cairn struck gold when it discovered the Mangala field, which holds 1.1bn barrels of oil. […]

TheBusinessOnline: Libya offers global energy groups $7bn licence deal

By Danelle Wyper 03 September 2006   LIBYA’S state-owned National Oil Company (NOC) is to issue up to 60 new licences to international energy companies, allowing them rights to explore for oil and gas in return for a commitment to invest more than $7bn (£3.6bn, E5.45bn) over the next 10 years. Officials from NOC met […]


3 September 2006 SHELL is reintroducing the chip and pin system that was axed at its 600 petrol stations after more than £1million was stolen from customers’ bank accounts. The petrol giant has been trying to make the system foolproof for FOUR months. Meanwhile, customers have been paying for their petrol by swiping and signing […]

Daily Sun (Nigeria): Shell must bury our murdered kinsmen, Ijaw leaders insist

From EMMANUEL OGOIGBE, Warri Saturday September 2, 2006 National Index  Crisis is again looming in the Niger Delta as Ijaw Youths Leadership Forum have asked Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to take-over the responsibility of burying their fifteen kinsmen, including two Chiefs who were brutally massacred by the Joint Military Task Force, August 20 this […]