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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 […]