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Washington (Platts)–11Oct2006: BP faces fresh scrutiny on Alaska spill with 2001 order

BP Wednesday was facing more questions about its safety program in Alaska after a Congressional panel demanded to know why the oil major failed to disclose that it had received an order from the state of Alaska in 2001 requiring the company to inspect its Prudhoe Bay pipelines. Those pipelines leaked earlier this year, forcing […]

UPI: Outside View: Putin’s difficult visit

By BORIS KAIMAKOV UPI Outside View Commentator MOSCOW, Oct. 11 (UPI) — Early October turned out to be a trying time for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The murder of investigative journalist and his staunch critic Anna Politkovskaya, who was gunned down in her apartment block in Moscow last Saturday, provoked a whirlwind of negative emotions […]

U.S. Newswire: Shell Oil President John Hofmeister to Address National Press Club

10/11/2006 12:42:00 PM To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Melinda T. Cooke of the National Press Club, 202-887-7516, [email protected] News Advisory: John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company, will address the National Press Club on Monday, Oct. 23. He is expected to discuss strategies for meeting the nation’s energy needs in an era of increasing […]

Fox News: Most Hostages in Nigerian Oil Raid Freed

(Oct. 7: A woman lays clothes out to dry on an oil pipeline running through the Okrika neighborhood of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.) Wednesday, October 11, 2006   LAGOS, Nigeria — Most of the dozens of troops and oil workers taken hostage in a raid on a navy base and neighboring oil facility in southern […]

IrelandOnline: Gardaí worried about arresting gas refinery protesters, claim campaigners

11/10/2006 – 16:28:01  Protesters who stormed the Irish headquarters of oil giant Shell today questioned why gardaí won’t arrest them. Demonstrators opposed to the construction of an onshore Corrib gas refinery at Bellanaboy, Co Mayo, occupied the company’s Dublin offices at lunchtime. Seven people from the Shell to Sea campaign got into the lobby of […]

Dublin Evening Echo News: Pipeline protestors occupy Shell headquarters in Dublin

11/10/2006 – 1:02:24 PM A group of protestors opposed to the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo are occupying the headquarters of Shell Ireland in Dublin today. The demonstrators are members of the Shell to Sea group which has been leading the campaign against the controversial pipeline. Some of them have occupied the lobby of […]

Indymedia: Shell petrol pumps shut down in Leeds in solidarity with County Mayo, Ireland

Protesters shut down Shell Leeds IMC | 11.10.2006 13:19 Struggles | Leeds Bradford A Shell petrol station on Kirkstall Rd in Leeds was shut down this morning between 8am and 10am by local people in solidarity with people in in County Mayo, Ireland, who are currently fighting to stop Shell’s disastrous and potentially deadly gas […]

The Wall Street Journal: Oil News Roundup: October 10, 2006 8:50 p.m.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE October 10, 2006 8:50 p.m. Oil prices fell to an eight-month low today, as traders continued to look for clarity from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on whether it plans to cut production, after several days of mixed messages from officials. Here is Tuesday’s roundup of oil and […]

New York Times: Oil Below $59; Focus on OPEC Debate, US Stockbuild

By REUTERS Published: October 11, 2006 Filed at 2:20 a.m. ET SINGAPORE ( Reuters) – Oil held below $59 a barrel on Wednesday, hovering near its lowest level in eight months as traders anticipated a build in U.S. crude stocks and grew impatient with OPEC’s haggling on the details of an output cut. U.S. crude […]

The Times: Why Gazprom has spurned its foreign lovers (*first rate analysis )

October 11, 2006 European Briefing by Carl Mortishead   I WANT to be alone, said the boss of Gazprom. Alexei Miller, the Gazprom chairman, is no Greta Garbo, but his declaration that the Shtokman gasfield would be developed solo has deeply disappointed at least five international suitors. The admirers were rich and good looking — […]

Daily Telegraph: Gazprom spurns West: Gazprom may be forced into rethink

(Filed: 10/10/2006) Gazprom, Russia’s state-run gas company, will develop the $20bn (£11bn) 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 Alexei Miller said. Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Norsk Hydro, Statoil and Total had bid to help develop Shtokman’s 3,700bn cubic meters […]

Irish Times: Fishermen angered by Garda role at Corrib protest

By: Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent, Published: Oct 11, 2006 North Mayo fishermen have criticised the decision to deploy gardaI to “facilitate” Shell E&P Ireland after about 100 people engaged in a peaceful protest at the controversial Corrib terminal site early yesterday. The Erris Inshore Fishermen’s Association said yesterday it was both “very concerned about” and […]

Irish Times: Protests over gas pipeline

Published: Oct 11, 2006 Madam, – In response to Fergus Beatty’s astonishment (October 9th) at my suggestion that the Irish Government should not emulate the Nigerian Government in terms of its collusion with the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa in Nigeria, the following points are worth making. The Nigerian state imprisoned Wiwa and his colleagues for […]

Irish Independent: Will Shell pay overtime bill?

Published: Oct 11, 2006 APROPOS of the Corrib oil/shell fiasco currently unfolding in the Erris area of Mayo, I have heard it said, the powers that be have stated they have allowed for 170 gardai a day for two-and-half years until things settle down. A back of the envelope piece of arithmetic which allows for […]

Financial Times: Bright prospects eclipse concerns

By Neil Buckley Published: October 10 2006 11:17 | Last updated: October 10 2006 11:17 Everywhere a visitor to Russia’s bigger cities turns, the signs of economic regeneration are palpable. Cars clog the streets; construction sites abound; dreary Soviet-era shops are being swept away by international-standard stores; hotels, cafes and restaurants are multiplying. The trickle-down […]

Financial Times: Oil and gas: Long on resources but short on clear rules

By Arkady Ostrovsky Published: October 10 2006 11:17 | Last updated: October 10 2006 11:17 For a country which considers itself an energy superpower and which put energy security at the top of the agenda for its presidency of the G8 club of rich industrialised nations, Russia finds itself in a peculiar position. It has […]

Financial Times: US shrugs off setback over gas supplies

By FT Reporters Published: October 10 2006 21:23 | Last updated: October 10 2006 21:23 US officials said on Tuesday they were continuing to work towards agreement on Russian entry to the World Trade Organisation, in spite of Gazprom’s decision to develop the huge Shtokman natural gas field on its own and snub potential foreign […]


By Dino Mahtani Published: October 11 2006 03:00 | Last updated: October 11 2006 03:00 Gunmen yesterday invaded an oil facility operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the southern Niger Delta, taking 60 people hostage and forcing the company to shut down 12,000 barrels a day of oil output, writes Dino Mahtani. Security sources said […]

The Moscow Times: President Supports Shift on Shtokman

Wednesday, October 11, 2006. Issue 3516. Page 1. By Catherine Belton Staff Writer President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday threw his backing behind Gazprom’s sudden decision to go it alone in developing the vast Shtokman gas field, saying foreign oil majors could still participate — as long as Gazprom was the sole owner. “Russia has decided […]

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