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Posts from ‘August, 2007’

Arizona Daily Wildcat: Shell touts energy work

Media Credit: Sam Shumaker Shell President John Hofmeister speaks to a standing-room only crowd in the Student Union Memorial yesterday on the future of energy security and affordability in the United States. Oil Co. president appeals to enter global warming sentiment By: Claire Conrad Issue date: 8/31/07    John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil, spoke […] Shell‘s application to stop northern B.C. blockade adjourned (Coalbed-Protest)

Aug 31, 2007 2:23:00 PM MST   VANCOUVER (CP) _ Native protesters blocking a coalbed methane project in northern B.C. can continue their blockade this weekend. Shell Canada applied for a B.C. Supreme Court injunction to stop the blockade but the case has been adjourned indefinitely. The company can bring its application forward again but […] Shell Backs Away From Court Showdown Over Sacred Headwaters

Western Canada Wilderness Committee Aug 31, 2007 15:08 ET VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Aug. 31, 2007) – First Nations and concerned citizens in Vancouver and Smithers today say Royal Dutch Shell’s delay of legal action against the Sacred Headwaters blockaders shows Shell is concerned about growing opposition. Members of the Tahltan First Nation are blockading […]

The Arizona Republic: Not getting what you pay for at the pump

Ariz. shortchanged by the heat; activists pursue fairer fill-ups Ryan Randazzo Aug. 31, 2007 12:00 AM Each time drivers fill their fuel tanks in Arizona’s simmering summers, they likely see $1 or more evaporate. Because gasoline expands in the heat, that’s the estimated dollar amount of energy they purchase but they never receive. Nobody serves […]

Energy Tribune: EXXONMOBIL Blocked at Russia’s Sakhalin

XOM Blocked at Russia’s Sakhalin Posted on Aug. 31, 2007 By Pavel Romanov and Michael J. Economides Exxon Mobil may be the world’s largest corporation, but it is no match for Russia’s “Energy Strategy” – the plan rolled out in 2002 by Putin’s government. The central concept of the Russian Energy Strategy is simply re-nationalization, […]

Globe & Mail: What me? Stop working? Clive Mather may be coming out of Shell Canada, but don’t call it retiring

DAVID EBNER From Friday’s Globe and Mail August 31, 2007 at 7:00 AM EDT After three decades working for Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Clive Mather arrived in Calgary as the new CEO of Shell Canada in 2004. He quickly okayed a $12.8-billion expansion of Shell’s oil sands facilities and bought BlackRock Ventures Inc. for $2.4 […] A Look at CNOOC

By Toby Shute – August 31, 2007   I’ve given PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) plenty of virtual ink around here lately, but it’s not the only exciting Chinese E&P story. CNOOC (NYSE: CEO), as a pure play on upstream offshore oil & gas activity, is also an interesting name, and with the release of the firm’s […] OMV “fundamentally” interested in British Isles E&P licenses, including Shell’

VIENNA (Thomson Financial) – OMV AG said it is “fundamentally” interested in looking at any oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) licenses for the British Isles that are offered up for sale, including any from Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Shell recently said it is offering interested parties the opportunity to acquire equity by funding […] Call for boycott of Shell

LEIGHTON KEITH [email protected] – Taranaki | Saturday, 1 September 2007 New Plymouth business owner Greg Barley is boycotting Shell and urges all Taranaki residents to follow suit. Mr Barley cancelled his petrol accounts with Shell in protest over the petrol company’s treatment of Gordon and Karen Mace, the owners of Junction Service Station at Awakino. […]

The Messenger: Shell bows out of Azerbaijan oil project, selling stake to South Korean company

Friday, August 31, 2007, #165 (1432) Shell is ramping down its involvement in Azerbaijan, writes the news agency Regnum, as the global oil company hands most of its share in the undeveloped Inam project to South Korea. On August 28, Seoul officials announced that South Korea’s National Oil Company signed an agreement with Shell in […]

Reuters: Big money at stake as India weighs gas prices

Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:53AM IST  By Hiral Vora MUMBAI (Reuters) – Global oil majors such as Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp are ready to pour billions of dollars into India’s energy sector — but only if the government stops meddling and allows private firms to sell gas at market prices. New […]

Argus Media:Astana shows its hand on Kashagan

Kazakhstan is piling pressure on the consortium led by Italy’s Eni developing the 11.3bn bl Kashagan field in the Caspian, threatening to suspend the project completely. The move appears designed to back up government demands for compensation, following revisions to the timetable and budget for development of the world’s biggest oil find in 30 years. […]

Fox 11 News: Shell president reveals gas prices high due to supply and demand

09:33 PM MST on Thursday, August 30, 2007 By Delane Cleveland, Fox 11 News Delane Cleveland’s report Millions of Americans plan to travel this Labor Day weekend, but high gas prices may have a say in how far some people go. Today, the president of the nation’s largest energy companies tells us why gas prices […]

The Wall Street Journal: Kazakhstan Presses Case

On Kashagan Oil Project By GREGORY L. WHITE August 31, 2007 9:23 a.m. MOSCOW — The government of Kazakhstan expects compensation for what it sees as “tens of billions of dollars” of economic harm due to massive cost overruns and delays at the Kashagan oil project, led by Italy’s Eni SpA, a government official said […]

Bloomberg: Shell Fined $48,825 for Safety Violations After Refinery Fire

By Sonja Franklin Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, will be fined $48,825 for workplace safety violations at a refinery in Wilmington, California after a fire, said the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The fines are for five violations that occurred during a fire six months ago. Shell […]

‘Le Tour de Sakhalin’ 2007: Some of the good guys doing good work at SEIC

In mid September a small group of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company employees will set off from Okha, the most northern town on Sakhalin Island, to cycle to Yuzhno, approximately 1200 kilometres to the south. Big deal, you might say, but wait a minute: they plan to do it in 10 days, on small tracks and […]

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