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Posts on ‘October 23rd, 2006’

RIA Novosti: No plans to revoke Sakhalin II license-FM Lavrov

17:46 | 23/ 10/ 2006  MOSCOW, October 23 (RIA Novosti) – Russia does not seek to revoke the license of the Sakhalin II oil and gas project in Russia’s Far East, the Russian foreign minister said Monday. Russia signed the Sakhalin II production-sharing agreement in 1994 with Sakhalin Energy, an investment company controlled by oil […]

Prime-Tass: Chief of public spending watchdog calls for revising Sakhalin PSAs

MOSCOW, Oct 23 (Prime-Tass) — Sergei Stepashin, director of Russia’s Audit Chamber, called Monday for “a drastic revision” of production sharing agreements (PSAs) for the development of Sakhalin Island’s oil fields. The Audit Chamber is Russia’s public spending and revenue watchdog. However, the PSAs must remain in effect, he added. The increase in Sakhalin Energy’s […]

The Wall Street Journal: Shell Indicates Intention To Buy Out Shell Canada

By CHIP CUMMINS October 23, 2006 5:39 a.m. LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it would offer to buy out minority shareholders in its Canadian affiliate for about C$7.7 billion, or $6.85 billion, representing the latest effort in the oil giant’s long-running restructuring. The move would also solidify its growing position in Canada, where […]

The Wall Street Journal: Exxon Agrees to Sell Gas From Sakhalin-1 to China

By GREGORY L. WHITE October 23, 2006 1:29 p.m. MOSCOW — Exxon Mobil Corp. said it has reached a preliminary agreement to sell natural gas from a project on Russia’s Sakhalin Island to China. But the U.S. energy giant still needs to make a deal with OAO Gazprom, the Russia’s state-controlled gas monopoly, to get […]

The Denver post: Shell to decide Colorado project by 2010

By Peter Cook Bloomberg Article Last Updated:10/23/2006 11:40:28 AM MDT   Royal Dutch Shell Plc is encouraged by its research on the extraction of crude oil from shale in Colorado and might be able to produce oil there by the middle of the next decade, the head of the company’s U.S. unit said. A decision […]

Bloomberg: Shell Offers to Buy Out Canada Unit for C$7.7 Billion (Update9)

By Mathew Carr and Sonja Franklin Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the second- biggest European oil company, offered C$7.7 billion ($6.8 billion) to buy out its Canadian unit and gain greater production from the oil sands. Shell, which owns 78 percent of Shell Canada Ltd., offered C$40 a share for the rest, […]

ShellNews.net: leaked internal email from Royal Dutch Shell ‘Expatriate Policy Manager’, Stephanie Boyde

23 October 2005 Received today from a Shell Insider… Dear Sir I like your frank site and here perhaps is something you might care to publish. I refer to the Shell HR email I have supplied. Naturally I want my name kept secret as you will understand. Here is another HR activity that escaped the […]

THE VOICE OF RUSSIA: RUSSIA CALLS FOR EQUAL PARTNERSHIP WITH EU

Viktor Yenikeev. 10/23/2006 An unofficial summit between Russia and the EU has taken place in Lahti, Finland. High on the agenda were strategic partnership and energy cooperation. Russia and the European Union have reaffirmed mutual intention to develop both strategic partnership and energy cooperation. European Commission President Jose Barroza told a closing news conference that […]

RussiaProfile.Org: A Matter of Pride

By Paul Abelsky Russia Profile October 23, 2006 Russian-Japanese Relations Suffer From A Lack of Compromise Japan waited 41 years for a male heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne, and in September, Princess Kiko threw the country into elation with the birth of the longed-for boy. Russian-Japanese diplomatic relations, mired in an ongoing territorial dispute over […]

AFP: Obey or be shut down, Russia says

Russian officials warned Sakhalin-2 investors on Friday to comply with environmental laws or face shut-down, also suggesting there could be adjustments to the “economic model” in the huge Pacific coast oil and gas project. “If the Russian Federation’s laws are going to be violated, if irreparable damage is done to the environment, we will take […]

BBC News: EU shocked as Putin comes out fighting

(EU leaders were reportedly taken aback by Mr Putin’s rebuff) By William Horsley BBC News Europe analyst  23 October 2006   Insiders’ reports from EU leaders’ dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin last Friday suggest Europe’s diplomats have begun the week suffering from diplomatic indigestion. All 25 European Union leaders met Mr Putin in Finland. […]