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Dow Jones Newswires: Royal Dutch Shell: Convoy Attacked In S Nigerian Delta

Monday October 2nd, 2006 / 22h33    PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP)–A convoy of workers for Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) was attacked while being accompanied by a military escort in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, Bisi Ojediran, a company spokesman in Lagos, said Monday. Ojediran said he could not confirm any casualties. Oil company convoys usually […]

Regnum (Russia): Advisory panel to monitor influence of Sakhalin 2 project on gray whale population

EXTRACT: Information: Western Gray Whales are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Thought to be extinct as recently as 1972, this remnant subpopulation living in the north-western Pacific Ocean includes only 20-25 reproductively active females. Its only known feeding grounds lie along the coast of Sakhalin Island where existing […]

The St Petersburg Times: The Time Has Come to Renegotiate PSAs

Issue #1209(75), Tuesday, October 3, 2006 By Konstantin Sonin   Two leading financial newspapers, the Financial Times and The Economist, wrote last month that the “environmental attack” on Shell, the main stakeholder in the Sakhalin-2 project, had been brought about by Russia’s desire to bring foreigners to the negotiating table. This was a logical conclusion.Both […]

AP Worldstream: 5 soldiers killed in Nigeria’s oil-rich south; Shell convoy attacked

By: DAN UDOH, AP Worldstream Published: Oct 03, 2006 Dozens of militants sank two military patrol boats in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta in an attack that killed five soldiers and left nine others missing, an army spokesman said. Maj. Sagir Musa said 15 soldiers were on a routine boat patrol in a delta outlet in […]

Lloyds List: Chevron and Shell line up two new fixed platforms in North Sea

By: First Mariner oil is planned for 2009 while Barbara and Phyllis fields may involve a joint project, writes Martyn Wingrove, Lloyds List Published: Oct 03, 2006 CHEVRON and Shell could be installing fixed production platforms on two central North Sea projects in the next two years as oil companies push forward with oil and […]

Lloyds List: Sakhalin Energy signs Prisco deal

Published: Oct 03, 2006 SAKHALIN Energy will charter two crude oil tankers from Primorsk Shipping Corp to cover shipments from its new terminal in Aniva Bay, writes Martyn Wingrove . The Shell-led consortium has signed an agreement with Prisco covering a five year time charter of the two 2004-built vessels Sakhalin Island and Governor Farkhutdinov. […]

Irish Times: GardaI expected to break blockade at Corrib gas site

By: Tom Shiel, Irish Times Published: Oct 02, 2006 A large force of gardaI is being mobilised to force entry this week to the Corrib gas terminal site in Co Mayo which has been blockaded by protesters for more than a year. Picketers who successfully thwarted an attempt by gardaI to gain entry for about […]

The New York Times: Engineer at BP Venture in Siberia Killed

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 2, 2006 Filed at 7:56 a.m. ET MOSCOW (AP) — The chief engineer at a Siberian subsidiary of oil company BP’s Russian joint venture was found shot dead over the weekend, the RIA Novosti agency reported Monday. The company had been informed of the killing of Enver Ziganshin, according […]

Reuters: Militants attack Shell oil facility in Nigeria: five soldiers killed

02 Oct 2006 16:49:50 GMT PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Militants attacked an oil pumping station operated by Royal Dutch Shell in southern Nigeria on Monday, killing five soldiers who were guarding it, an industry source in the Niger Delta said. A spokesman for Shell in Nigeria said the company was checking on […]

Itar-Tass: No talks with Sakhalin Energy before probe ends-Resources Ministry

02.10.2006, 19.37   MOSCOW, October 2 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will conduct no talks with the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited – the operator of the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project – before the end of the comprehensive probe into compliance with law enforcement legislation on October 25, the ministry’s press-service has […]

Fortune Magazine: Can BP bounce back?

A disastrous leak. A deadly explosion. CEO John Browne must turn his troubled oil giant around, but time is running out. By Nelson Schwartz, Fortune senior writer October 2 2006: 10:06 AM EDT (Fortune Magazine) — “This is where it all started,” says BP Prudhoe Bay field manager Kemp Copeland, pointing to a rust-colored steel […]

Kommersant: Japan Ready to Share Sakhalin-2 with Russia (*surrender)

Oct. 02, 2006 In respect of Russia, the rhetoric of Japan was reconciliatory during the whole past week, signaling Tokyo is paving the way for the first meeting of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. In part that relates to Russia, the speech that the new PM of Japan Shinzo Abe […]

The Wall Street Journal: Why Teaming Up With Gazprom Wouldn’t Be Worst Thing for BP

(Article published by The Wall Street Journal hours before news broke of the apparent assassination in Siberia of a top TNK-BP official.) October 2, 2006 Apart from the rough-and-ready tactics, it could prove a good match. Russian gas giant Gazprom has finally said openly that it wants to buy out BP’s local partners in its […]

RIA Novosti: TNK-BP subsidiary head found shot dead in Siberia-1 (*Shell Sakhalin II executives may wish to take note)

14:32 | 02/ 10/ 2006   IRKUTSK, October 2 (RIA Novosti) – A top manager with Rusia Petroleum [RTS: PTRL], a TNK-BP subsidiary, has been killed in Siberia, a spokesman for local police said Monday. The representative in the Irkutsk Region said chief engineer Enver Ziganshin, 49, was found dead by his wife in a […] Good life in boardroom as executive pay rockets 28 per cent

Linda Cook, Chief Executive Shell Gas & Power (Shell Insider Comment: Linda Cook, cited in the article below as receiving more than £1 million per annum, is the head of Shell Gas and Power, the division of Shell which signed the Sakhalin II agreement against the wishes of Exploration and Production) THE ARTICLE 02.10.06   Boardroom pay […] Record Profits for Exxon, Deprivation for Africa

September 29, 2006 Oil Trip: Nigeria, Chad, Liberia By EMIRA WOODS It is almost impossible to imagine, as we sit in a well-lit, fully functioning gas station on Main Street, USA, that a community blessed with oil riches under its soil could look as impoverished as Yenagoa in the Nigerian state of Bayelsa. Yenagoa is […]

The Daily Star (Lebanon): Washington’s way will undermine oil security

Monday, October 02, 2006  By Jeffrey D. Sachs   It always comes back to oil. The continuing misguided interventions in the Middle East by the United States and the United Kingdom have their roots deep in the Arabian sand. Ever since Winston Churchill led the conversion of Britain’s navy from coal to oil at the […]

Yahoo! News: A worker cleans the lettering on a Shell gas station in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

AFP JOURNAL INTERNET – Mon 02 Oct, 08:11 AM A worker cleans the lettering on a Shell gas station in Kuala Lumpur. Oil prices have climbed above 63 dollars in Asian trade after moves by Venezuela and Nigeria to cut output added to concerns that OPEC as a whole could trim production to defend the […]

Yahoo! News: Russian islanders voice anger at foreign energy majors

By Dario Thuburn   NOGLIKI, Russia (AFP) – The only thing that the rich oil and gas reserves just off the sandy shores of Russia’s Sakhalin Island have done for Tatyana Kuklik is spoil her fish. “The fish isn’t the same. It smells of oil,” said Kuklik, as she cut roe from Siberian salmon on […]

The Guardian: Russian oil grab ‘puts western supplies at risk: only a matter of time before BP or Shell faces bid from Gazprom…

Russian oil grab ‘puts western supplies at risk’: BP and Shell face bids, says energy expert New UN body may be needed to police markets By: TERRY MACALISTER, The Guardian – United Kingdom Published: Oct 02, 2006 A former government adviser has warned it is “only a matter of time” before BP or Shell faces […]

The Times: Japan’s PM ‘set to get tough with Russia’: Russia’s decision to cancel Sakhalin-2…

October 02, 2006 From Leo Lewis in Tokyo   SHINZO ABE, the staunch nationalist who came to power as Japan’s Prime Minister promising a more internationally assertive country, will use the crisis over the Sakhalin-2 oil project in Russia’s far east to show that a newly aggressive Tokyo is ready to get tough with Moscow, […]

The Times: Shell and BP to compete for Libyan oil and gas

October 02, 2006 By Martin Waller   BP AND Shell are among 47 companies that Libya has qualified to compete in its latest round of oil and gas licensing since the lifting of sanctions, the state-owned National Oil Corp (NOC) said over the weekend.    The NOC reported on its website that applications had been […]

The Star Online (Malaysia): Shell positions for future demand

(Dick Benschop and Liang Kok Siang) Monday October 2, 2006 By GOH EE KOON IN the race to find newer forms of alternative fuel and related byproducts, one of the companies in the Shell Malaysia group is establishing itself as a pioneer in a high-value niche product market. Shell MDS (M) Sdn Bhd, a part […] Shell, Motiva volunteers clean up beaches

Published October 2, 2006 Almost 450 Shell and Motiva employees and their families participated in the annual Texas “Adopt-a-Beach Day” cleanup effort Sept. 23. The Texas program, coordinated annually by the Texas General Land Office, is aligned with “International Coastal Cleanup Day,” which draws tens of thousands of volunteers each September in 90 countries around […]

MarketWatch: Environment experts convene new Sakhalin II whales panel

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The World Conservation Union, or IUCN, is convening a new scientific panel to monitor the impact of the Sakhalin II offshore oil and gas project on the endangered Western Gray Whale population, the organization said in a statement Monday. The Russian Far Eastern project, led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN), has […] “Shell to Sea” corrib pipeline battle plans

From: Terry, Rossport Solidarity Camp Date: Oct 1, 2006 5:43 PM Subject: [dublinshelltosea] Current Situation Hello all, Since Monday the 11th of September we have been on a heightened state of alert in Erris. At most crucial moments this has involved people staying up all night to keep watch on the gates of the one-time […]

Dow Jones Newswires: Environment Experts Convene New Sakhalin II Whales Panel

Sunday October 1st, 2006 / 2h16    LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The World Conservation Union, or IUCN, is convening a new scientific panel to monitor the impact of the Sakhalin II offshore oil and gas project on the endangered Western Gray Whale population, the organization said in a statement Monday. The Russian Far Eastern project, led […]

The Moscow Times: Sakhalin Squabble Threatening Profits

(Workers constructing Sakhalin Energy’s LNG plant near Korsakov on the southern tip of Sakhalin Island on Friday.) Monday, October 2, 2006. Issue 3509. Page 1. By Miriam Elder Staff Writer   Marina Lystseva / Itar-Tass   KORSAKOV, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — The concrete tanks and metal cranes of Sakhalin-2 rise incongruously from the forested shores of Sakhalin Island. […]

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