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Posts on ‘October 29th, 2006’

The Moscow Times: Trutnev Offers Hope to Shell’s Sakhalin-2

Monday, October 30, 2006. Issue 3529. Page 7. By Miriam Elder Staff Writer Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev struck a conciliatory note with Shell’s Sakhalin-2 project Friday, saying he was not seeking to shut it down and acknowledging that the operator had made some progress in cleaning up environmental damage. “Our job isn’t to punish […]

The Mail on Sunday: Double Dutch, but he controls your future

Oil baron… Europe’s future supplies of oil and gas rely on the negotiating skills of Jeroen van der Veer, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell Sunday 29 October 2006 By William Rees-Mogg What are the greatest problems facing the world? Perhaps one should put global warming first; that is largely being caused by mankind’s […]

Authenticity of sensational leaked Hans Bouman email to Jeroen van der Veer

29 October 2006 By John Donovan A posting on our Live Chat facility on Saturday (28 October) questioned the authenticity of an outspoken email that former senior Shell manager Hans Bouman sent to Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer. The posting said that the email is “very worrying if its genuine”. In fact its authenticity […]

TheBusinessOnline: Putin’s superpower play

(Sakhalin) Russia has a new weapon with which to bully the West: its vast energy reserves. As the world’s biggest supplier of oil and gas, the Kremlin is determined that industrial muscle will succeed where Marxism failed. When a 32-year-old KGB agent called Vladimir Putin was invited to attend the Red Banner Institute in Moscow, […]

The Sunday Times: Drilled down

DOMINIC O’CONNELL Agenda Sunday 29 October 2006 AFTER a difficult few years, there were finally reasons for smiles at Shell last week. Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive, unveiled a record set of results with a flourish — it seems difficult to conceive of a company having net income of $7 billion in a single […]

The Sunday Times: Carbon offset deals are trading in guilt

Sunday October 29, 2006 Schemes that calculate your CO2 emissions so you can pay into green projects may not always do what they claim, writes Jessica Bown    COMPANIES are capitalising on consumers’ guilt about climate change with schemes that offer to offset your carbon emissions, but experts say there are better ways to go […]