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International Herald Tribune: Gazprom excludes partners

The Associated Press Gazprom, the Russian state-run natural gas monopoly, said Monday that it alone would develop the country’s biggest untapped natural gas deposit, spurning offers from five Western producers to exploit the $20 billion Shtokman field. Gazprom’s chief executive, Alexei Miller, told state television that the company did not need “international participation.” Chevron, ConocoPhillips, […] Russia snubs European firms in Arctic gas project

The EU’s plans for closer integration with Russia via Arctic energy projects have been dealt a blow (Photo: Gazprom) 09.10.2006 – 17:38 CET | By Andrew Rettman Russia’s Gazprom says it will develop the Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea alone, which could deal a blow to Norway’s plan to help integrate Russia with […]

Bloomberg: Gazprom Rejects Foreign Bids for Largest Gas Field (Update5)

By Lucian Kim and Torrey Clark Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) — OAO Gazprom, Russia’s state-run gas company, said it will develop the $20 billion Shtokman field itself, spurning offers from five Western producers to exploit the country’s biggest untapped natural-gas deposit. Gazprom doesn’t need “international participation,” Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller said on state broadcaster Russia […]

Indymedia Ireland: Solidarity Protest at Shell’s Irish HQ, 53 Lwr Leeson Street, Dublin 2

(Shell Exploitation and Production Ireland Ltd (SEPIL), 52 Lwr Leeson St, Dublin – at the corner of Adelaide Road). There will be a protest against what is currently happening in Mayo on Wednesday October 4th at 1PM, outside the headquarters of Shell Exploitation Ireland Ltd, 53 Lwr Leeson Street, Dublin 2 (just around the corner from […]

The Guardian: Texas City fire: judge rules BP chief Browne must testify

Terry Macalister Monday October 9, 2006 Lord Browne, the chief executive of BP, has been told by a US judge that he must give personal testimony in a case arising out of the Texas City Refinery fire last year in which 15 people died and scores were injured. The move came as oil prices were […]

U.S. Judge thwarts attempt by Shell lawyers to dismiss Ogoni charges of ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘torture’ against Royal Dutch Shell

By John Donovan Monday 9 October 2006 An attempt by Shell lawyers to have certain counts dismissed in a class action brought by Ogoni Plaintiffs resident in the USA has been only partly successful.  In an Order dated 29 September 2006, United States District Judge, Kimba M. Wood, granted a motion to dismiss the counts […] Royal Dutch Shell and the super-secret Bilderberg group

By John Donovan Monday 9 October 2006 Whilst trawling the Internet for information about Shell, I stumbled across a report of a super-secret Bilderberg meeting held in Italy in June 2004. This was the 50th-anniversary of what has been described as a confab of a mysterious society of world leaders. According to sources that have […] Stop Ignoring the Obvious

EXTRACT: What we find perturbing is the brazen gouging and massive profiteering. Recent headlines about BP forging Alaskan pipeline inspection documents and coercing workers to lie clearly show the “profit above people” mentality of Big Oil. THE ARTICLE  October 9, 2006 at 04:38:10 by David Rippe  Energy Crisis? Let’s Stop Ignoring the Obvious David […]

Reuters: Output from Exxon Russia field to decline from 2008

Mon Oct 9, 2006 5:58am ET   YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia (Reuters) – Oil output from the Exxon Mobil-led (XOM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Sakhalin-1 project will peak in 2007 and start to decline immediately afterwards partly because it failed to agree with Russia to extend the field’s territory, a project member said on Monday. Lev Brodsky, head […]

MarketWatch: Shell restarts 18,000 barrel-per-day output station in Niger Delta

Last Update: 5:25 AM ET Oct 9, 2006 LONDON (MarketWatch) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) Nigeria unit has restarted an 18,000 barrel-a-day crude oil flow station in the Niger Delta, a company spokeswoman said Monday. “The 18,000 b/d from the Cawthorne Channel in the eastern Niger Delta is now flowing,” said the spokeswoman although […]

The Washington Post: Mountain glaciers in retreat, threatening world’s water: ‘Glaciers store an estimated 70 percent of the world’s fresh water’

Increase in carbon dioxide leads to higher temperatures that shrink ice supply By Doug Struck Posted October 8 2006   QUELCCAYA GLACIER, Peru: In the thin, cold air atop the Andes mountains, the blue ice that has claimed these peaks for thousands of years and loyally fed the streams below is rapidly disappearing. Mountain glaciers […]

The Moscow Times: Audit Body Says Exxon Broke PSA

Monday, October 9, 2006. Issue 3514. Page 5. Reuters The Audit Chamber said Friday that the ExxonMobil-led Sakhalin-1 energy project had broken many terms of its production sharing agreement. The agency, which supervises the use of government finances, said in a statement that the group had started oil production two years later than expected and […]

Adam Smith Institute: Oh how they try to stifle free trade

Monday, October 09, 2006 By Dr Madsen Pirie   They might pay lip service to free trade and WTO rules, but by the back door they use every conceivable excuse to let their national rules thwart their international agreement. We saw the USA Senate attach to its Safe Ports bill another bill which effectively shuts […]

The Times: The Frenchwoman with a taste for business and Thatcher’s Britain

October 09, 2006 By Angela Jameson Christine Morin-Postel was expected only to be a housewife, but her savoir-faire has become a key asset to the boards of Shell and 3i    IT’S AUTUMN and, had things worked out differently, Christine Morin-Postel might have been in Paris, in the Marais perhaps, somewhere chic on the Left […]

The Guardian: Putin silent as fiercest critic is murdered

  (President Putin) THE ARTICLE · Reporter was investigating torture in Chechnya · Protesters blame Kremlin for apartment shooting Tom Parfitt in Moscow Monday October 9, 2006   A crowd of protesters gathered in central Moscow yesterday to express their anger at the assassination of the crusading journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who at the weekend became […]

New Straits Times (Malaysia): Shell’s mobile F1 lab

Published: Oct 08, 2006 SHELL is the only fuel supplier in Formula One that has a mobile lab providing full fuel and oil analytical services for the Ferrari team at every F1 race around the world. Manned by three Shell personnel, including Mike Copson (the Shell technical manager for Ferrari), a fuel scientist, and a […]

Irish Times: Protests over gas pipeline

Published: Oct 09, 2006 Madam, – I am astonished at the recent statement by Joe Murray of the non-governmental organisation Afri about the protests against work on the Shell gas terminal in North Mayo. Mr Murray says that the Irish Government should not “emulate the role of the Nigerian government during the crisis there in […]

Irish Times: Kremlin threatens to close BP and Shell projects in Russian Far East

By: Chris Stephen in Moscow, Irish Times Published: Oct 09, 2006 Russia has turned up the heat on oil giants BP and Shell, threatening to shut down two gigantic oil and gas developments in the Far East on environmental grounds. The threats have created a storm of protest amid accusations that the action is a […]

Brunei Times: Shell, Exxon expand business in Asia

09-Oct-06 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL will extend its marine fuels business to all main ports in China expecting double-digit expansion, but rival Exxon Mobil will sustain its growth through Hong Kong and Singapore, senior executives from the oil majors said. Loh Wai Kiew, chief executive of Shell Marine Products Ltd, said the European major, which launched […]