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Thursday 19 October 2006 Russian president Vladimir Putin may have a rather uncomfortable dinner with EU leaders in Finland on Friday. Since the booking was made in Lahti, there has been a dispute over Shell’s operations in Sakhalin and a spate of apparently politically-motivated murders, culminating in the shooting of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Finnish president […]

The Moscow Times: Police Seize Sakhalin-2 Probe Papers

(A police car on Wedesday passing the offices of the Federal Service for the Inspection of Natural Resources Use, where officers carried out a search.) Thursday, October 19, 2006. Page 1. By Miriam Elder Staff Writer   Denis Sinyakov / Reuters   The campaign against Sakhalin-2 appeared to hit a stumbling block Wednesday, with organized crime […]

U.S. EPA settles with Shell Oil and GSA over $1.2 million in cleanup costs at the Del Amo Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Release date: 10/17/2006 Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, 213 244 1815 LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed an agreement valued at approximately $1.2 million with the Shell Oil Company and the United States General Services Administration for recovery of response costs at the Del Amo Superfund Waste […]

Sakhalin II: Apocalypse Now? A potential environmental calamity on a scale never before witnessed by humanity!

I confirm for the record that we are in contact with Oleg Mitvol, the Deputy Head of RosPrirodNadzor. Mitvol is the senior Russian Environmental Official unkindly described in a recent Guardian newspaper article as a “Kremlin attack dog” – “6ft 2in and dressed in a black coat.” Information from our Shell insider sources about Sakhalin […]

Reuters: Russia probes environment agency, scourge of Shell

Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:24 PM BST Mikhail Yenukov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian criminal investigators removed documents on Wednesday from the state environmental agency that has put pressure on Royal Dutch Shell and other foreign oil firms, but officials said the probe was not linked to the agency’s own investigations. Oleg Mitvol, the outspoken deputy […]

Business Week: Russia regulator’s documents confiscated

The Associated Press/MOSCOW OCT. 18 2006: ET Russian organized crime police confiscated documents from an environmental regulatory agency Wednesday, but denied the search was connected with the agency’s ongoing probes at a Royal Dutch Shell PLC-led development or other energy projects. Russian news agencies quoted the Interior Ministry’s organized crime department as saying that documents […]

RIA Novosti: Russian police seize documents from environment watchdog

15:12 | 18/ 10/ 2006 MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti) – Police are seizing documents from Russia’s Service for the Oversight of Natural Resources as part of an ongoing investigation that has nothing to do with the environmental watchdog, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. “This is part of a criminal case against a group of […]


KEITH FINDLAY 18 October 2006   Shell is reviewing the number of people it employs in the North Sea, the energy giant’s UK subsidiary revealed last night. A spokesman for Aberdeen-based Shell UK stressed the exercise was routine and part of worldwide reviews that were carried out periodically to ensure maximum efficiency. Shell’s spokesman said: […] Shell attorneys in Ogoni human rights case fined by U.S. Judge for conduct which degrades legal profession

By Alfred Donovan Three attorneys from a leading New York law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, representing Shell in a human rights case brought by Ogoni plaintiffs resident in the USA, have been fined $5,000 each by a U.S. Judge, Henry Pitman. The sanctions were imposed for making unseemly and unfair accusations against opposing […]

MarketWatch: U.S. court orders fine against Shell lawyers in Nigeria case

Last Update: 5:26 AM ET Oct 18, 2006 LONDON (MarketWatch) — A New York court has fined Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) lawyers $5,000 each after it ruled they had broke legal rules when alleging their colleagues had knowingly let Nigerian witnesses lie. The decision was taken on Sept. 29, but obtained this week by […]

Reuters: Shell Awaits More Sakhalin Environment Claims

RUSSIA: October 18, 2006 MOSCOW – Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that Russian officials may hit its US$20 billion Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project with a slew of new environmental claims just as it resolves a list of existing complaints.  Chris Finlayson, head of Shell in Russia, said the company had dealt with 97 […]